U.S. House Passes Legislation to Protect ANWR

On September 12, the US House of Representatives passed the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would halt the Trump administrations attempts to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Introduced by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), this bipartisan measure is the first stand-alone bill the House has passed to protect the Arctic. When the …

Wheatears Well on Their Way to Visit Zebras

Northern wheatears, robin-sized songbirds, have just finished a summer alongside the musk oxen of northern Alaska and are now well on their way to visit their winter neighbors, the zebra.  Taking off around midnight in late August, these birds have begun their yearly migration to their winter home. From northern Alaska, they’ll fly across Russia, Kazakhstan, the Arabian Desert, and …

Black Bear Hunts Approved in Chugach State Park

Yesterday, two proposals to allow bear hunting in two new areas of Chugach State Park were approved by the the Alaska Board of Game. The two areas are McHugh Creek and Upper Campbell Creek Drainage Area, adjacent to Powerline Pass. Board Chairman Ted Spraker claims that these hunts were proposed to reduce conflicts between bears and humans in those areas, …

The Demise of the Riley Creek Pack

This splendid black beauty was photographed by a visitor to Denali National Park right on the park road. The visitor was understandably thrilled to see and photograph this gorgeous park wolf up close and personal.   Viewing living iconic park wildlife in one of the nation’s greatest wilderness national parks is the ultimate Alaska experience for visitors, and Alaska residents …

Pick.Click.Give

Looking for the right organization to support with this year’s Pick.Click.Give? Check out Trustees for Alaska, Alaska’s only environmental law firm. For over forty years, they have used the law to fight for the wild spaces in Alaska, and have done a tremendous job protecting our wildlife. We quite frankly would be lost without them. Support them this year by …