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Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Wild Salmon and Bristol Bay

6/19/2013 // By Les Welsh

Come to Alaska this summer and join National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska affiliate, the Renewable Resources Foundation, for Salmonstock—a three-day music and arts festival celebrating Bristol Bay, wild salmon and the people who depend upon them! Held August 2-4 at the […] Read more >

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

5/23/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Yesterday, Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rush Holt (NJ), Colleen Hanabusa (HI) and eleven other members of the House of Representatives wrote to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and White House Council on Environmental […] Read more >

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Pebble Mine Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

5/20/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

After months of cold and ice, Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is beginning to spring to life. With summer will come millions of bright red sockeye salmon returning from the sea to spawn in the pristine rivers and streams from […] Read more >

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Honoring the River

4/25/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and Alaska Natives have suffered the impacts of mining while enjoying […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 22, 2013

2/22/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Holding BP Accountable: Oil Spill Trial Set to Begin Monday The National Wildlife Federation hosted a teleconference with representatives […] Read more >

US Coast Guard rescues crew of Shell oil rig Kulluk off Alaska, December 29, 2012 (USCG photo/Sara Francis)

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Wilderness, Threatening Wildlife

1/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells. This week, the New York Times reports the drilling effort turned life-threatening: An enormous Shell […] Read more >

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Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

10/18/2012 // By Guest Author

The following is a guest post from Larry Bartlett from Fairbanks, Alaska—he gives a firsthand account of  traveling in the Western Arctic Reserve (also known as the National Petroleum Reserve or NPR-A), the single largest unit of public land in the nation […] Read more >

Grizzly bear along the Battle River in Alaska

Photo of the Day: Wading with Grizzlies

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Grizzly bear wading through the Battle River in Alaska   Photo by Flickr member Jenny’s site See more photos by Jenny’s site on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the […] Read more >

Caribou, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Caribou Duo

10/2/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Caribou at the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member tomblandford See more of tomblandford’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! […] Read more >

Humpback whales feeding

Photo of the Day: Feeding Frenzy

9/27/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Humpback whales surface during bubble net feeding in Auke Bay, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member Scottsfotos See more of Scottsfotos’s images on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the […] Read more >