NPCA's Alaska Regional Office is excited to team up with Audubon Alaska to bring you "Paving Tundra," a short documentary by Jayme Dittmar that takes you inside the communities most impacted by the proposed Ambler Road.
The state of Alaska is actively moving forward with a proposal to build a private industrial access road across 200 miles of the southern Brooks Range to transport ore from open pit copper mines planned for the heart of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd range. This road would threaten the future of the caribou herd and the subsistence lifestyle of the people in the region and forever scar one of the wildest landscapes on Earth.
The road would cross the Kobuk Wild River and more than 20 miles of Gates of the Arctic National Preserve. Congress established Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve to maintain its “wild and undeveloped character” and provide “opportunities for visitors to experience solitude.”
The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management are currently taking comments, and your voice is needed to maintain these invaluable resources for generations to come.
Join us on Friday, October 11, for the Anchorage premiere of the film, conversations with the filmmaker and a lively discussion on how to best take action against the Ambler Road project.
WHAT: Paving Tundra: Film, Discussion and Action Against Ambler Road
WHEN: Friday, October 11, from 6 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: King Street Brewery, 9050 King Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99515
OTHER INFO: Drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. This event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you there!