Stories from Alaska

From the Tongass National Forest in the south to the Arctic coastal plain in the North, Alaska is full of inspiration, as the locals will tell you.

Alaska residents share their wilderness experiences and their passion for a landscape unlike any other in North America.

Robert's story

Through Kaktovik Arctic Adventures, Robert Thompson introduces visitors to the wonders of polar bears and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Nathan's story

Kayaker and wilderness lover Nathan Beck has a passion for wilderness and the solitude that comes with traveling alone.

 

  • Tim Woody

    President Barack Obama is expected to visit Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, where according to the White House he will address the State Department's GLACIER conference focused on a conversation around the Arctic and climate change. His visit to communities nearby will allow him to see first-hand the impacts that Native villagers and Alaskan communities are facing on a daily basis.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.  Senator John Barrasso, who chairs that committee’s Public Lands, Forests and Mining subcommittee, is also scheduled to participate in the hearing.

  • Tim Woody

    When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen. This information is intended to ease your research and inform your reporting during the president’s visit. It focuses on four areas where the president’s administration has made major, important decisions: