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New Poll: Americans and Bears Once Again Oppose Pebble Mine

12/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last month, a voter’s initiative in Bristol Bay signalled that locals opposed placing what might be the largest gold and copper  mine in North America in the headwaters of the streams and rivers supporting the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.   Now the opposition has gone nationwide.  A […] Read more >

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even […] Read more >

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One Week Left to Be Heard: Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

11/8/2011 // By Megan Miraglia

The Alaskan Arctic is a place most people only dream about. Endless daylight alternates with constant, freezing night. The Northern Lights illuminate wilderness rivers flowing from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears, caribou, moose, grizzlies, Arctic fox, […] Read more >

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

10/27/2011 // By Jim Adams

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are all taken directly from Jeffrey’s’ website, where he has a host of stories […] Read more >

A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American […] Read more >

Alaska Wind Power Project Approved!

10/13/2011 // By Pat Lavin

The state of Alaska has given the green light to a new 17.6 megawatt wind farm on Fire Island, located a few miles offshore of Anchorage. The long-debated project benefitted from federal stimulus dollars and state support, as well as […] Read more >

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

10/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska. Read more >

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Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

10/5/2011 // By Jim Adams

For the past 30 years, the state of Alaska has worked to reduce bear and wolf populations in the hope it will lead to more moose and caribou to hunt. The war on wolves has gotten the most attention, but […] Read more >

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

Over 1,000 Pounds of Pumpkin and 6 Pounds (approximate figure only) of Nachos

9/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

The Alaska State Fair is tiny compared to the Iowa State Fair that I grew up attending.   Happily, it is plenty big enough to eat yourself sick on funnel cakes, nachos and bright yellow cheese, cream puffs, and corn dogs. It […] Read more >