Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as the crown jewel of America's wildlife refuge system, supports more varieties of plant and animal life than any other protected area in the Arctic Circle.
Shopping mall parking lots are full, store lines are long and FedEx delivery men are working overtime. Americans are by and large incredibly generous and thoughtful people and the Christmas season provides an outlet for that expression. Still, I can’t help but think that most of the fruitcakes, holiday sweaters and video games being wrapped up and put under trees over the next few days will only provide temporary happiness for their new owners after this holiday season has come and gone.
On Monday, June 28, the Obama administration will hold a listening session as part of its America’s Great Outdoorsinitiative in the Longleaf pine region of South Carolina.
This summer, the Obama administration is organizing a series of “listening sessions” on America’s Great Outdoors to hear our best ideas for developing a new conservation strategy for protecting and connecting us to nature.
This past summer, the Wilderness Society Alaska office and our Native Alaskan partners had reason to celebrate: the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to choose the “no action alternative” in its upcoming final decision for the proposed Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge land exchange in Alaska.