Arctic Ocean: Work We Are Doing

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The Beaufort and Chukchi seas teem with wildlife including polar bears, walruses, seals and thousands of finback, humpback and beluga whales.

Itts shores are home to Alaska Native communities that depend on the Arctic’s pristine environment to support their way of life.

The Wilderness Society is committed to protecting the ocean and its shores from drilling.

Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean is a recipe for disaster. The Wilderness Society is committed to protecting the ocean and its shores from drilling.

By working with the federal government to identify the threats that oil drilling poses to the rich Ocean and coastline environment, The Wilderness Society is helping to ensure that these pristine waters do not become fouled with oil.

Our work includes these efforts:

  • Staff experts analyze, comment on and help shape federal and industry plans for activities in the Arctic Ocean.
  • We work closely with agencies and conservation partners to protect the ocean and strengthen rules that regulate drilling.
  • We inform our members of threats to the ocean and help them submit comments to urge protection for the pristine waters of the Arctic.