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.

 

  • For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest. Parcels often end up in the hands of some of Idaho’s biggest industries, while others have been turned into gravel pits, strip malls and even exclusive private fishing retreats and lakeshore hideaways for those wealthy enough to buy them.

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  • In this report, we provide the policy framework for designating ORV trails and areas on federal lands, along with a series of recommendations based on recent case law and ten case studies from the Forest Service, BLM, and National Park Service that demonstrate both agency failures to comply with the executive order minimization criteria and good planning practices that could be incorporated into a model for application of the criteria.