Welcome to Alaska!
Alaska's ecosystems are many: from the vibrant tundra plains of the Arctic to the productive wetlands of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta in Western Alaska, from the vast forests and tall peaks of the interior to the ancient Tongass and mighty fjords of Southeast. Alaska is truly the Great Land.
The Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club is working with Alaskans to ensure a future as great as the land itself. Along with our neighbors we are working to shield the Last Frontier from the frontier mentality that has drilled and logged and developed away much of the open spaces in the Lower 48. We are striving for an Alaska based on renewable energy, smart growth of our urban areas, sustainable use of our resources, and preservation of our wild places.
Alaska is a large state. The Alaska Chapter is divided into three groups, linking activists and supporters in Northern (Denali Group), Southcentral (Knik Group) and Southeast (Juneau Group) Alaska.
Find out how you can connect with other people working for a better Alaska, learn about current threats to our state, and help support the work of the Sierra Club.
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Strike a balance in the Western Arctic
The coastal area of the Western Arctic is a unique, wildlife-rich landscape. It is also an area that oil companies want to exploit like the sprawling Prudhoe Bay complex. Now is our chance to ensure that future development is done in a way that protects wildlife, minimizes impacts to the land, and safeguards public health.
Show the Chugach your love
Attend a public hearing on the Chugach National Forest!
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21: Conservation Celebration!
Join us for a party to celebrate the recent good decisions for Alaska. From protecting the Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling and valuing wild salmon in Bristol Bay, there is a lot to celebrate!
1: "Pretty Slick" movie screening
A documentary feature on the year of the BP Oil Spill
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Shell Suspends Alaska Arctic Drilling in 2013
Anchorage Daily News 27, 2013
An effort to give the United States a new source of domestic oil and refill the trans-Alaska pipeline took a hit Wednesday when Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced it will suspend offshore petroleum drilling in the Arctic Ocean for 2013.
How Wood Smoke is Dirtying Alaska's Air
KTUU 22, 2013
In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents are using wood stoves to heat their homes during the frigid winter months. But, smoke created by these wood burners is contributing to some of the worst air pollution in the country. Cathy Cahill discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.
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