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In the 1800s, Glacier National Park had 150 active glaciers. Today, because of climate change, there are only 25.
Drawing the Line: Stopping Alaska’s War on Wolves and Bears
A significant issue threatening wilderness integrity and wildlife – particularly bears and wolves –are the state of Alaska’s hunting regulations, which apply to 19 million acres of national preserve lands, where sport hunting is allowed. Such egregious hunting methods including baiting, snaring, and “spotlighting,” or shooting bears while they hibernate, need to be permanently banned on all lands managed by the National Park Service.
Protect Gates of the Arctic National Preserve
Think a 220-mile industrial access road that crosses over one hundred rivers and streams, interferes with subsistence lifestyles of rural Alaskans and travels into Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a bad idea? So do we. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the state of Alaska is proposing: a private industrial road along the southern Brooks Range to facilitate construction of an open pit copper mine near Ambler, Alaska. Read More >
ANILCA established 10 new, and expanded three of Alaska's five existing national park units. These 15 parks protect an outstanding collection of vast intact wilderness, diverse and abundant wildlife, spectacular scenery, and the traditional ways of life for many Native Alaskans and rural residents. Perpetuating these values involves navigating several significant roadblocks and potholes on the path to stewardship that absolutely must be addressed to ensure that the vital, functioning ecosystems in Alaska's parks are sustained.
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