The 22 million-acre Western Arctic reserve, also called the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, is vital to thousands of caribou, millions of migratory birds, polar bears, wolves and musk oxen.
At Wilderness, we work to ensure that oil development in the Western Arctic Reserve occurs responsibly and that sensitive special areas are protected from drilling.
The Western Arctic Reserve provides some of the world’s best and most sensitive wildlife and bird habitat - including the famous Teshekpuk Lake.
The Wilderness Society works with the Department of the Interior, which manages the reserve, to keep drilling rigs out of the most sensitive areas.
We work with a number of local, regional and national conservation groups to help protect the Western Arctic Reserve.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Thursday, April 13, 2017
Leaders from 16 prominent national conservation and environmental organizations sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to preserve commonsense energy reforms and ensure the public has a significant say in any review of policies affecting public lands.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Drew comes with a wealth of experience in environmental policy, having worked for President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for the past six years.