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On My Way to the Arctic Refuge

9/2/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Greg Scott, Evergreen, CO As I plan for my fourth solo backpacking trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, both excitement and apprehension abound. I’ve never been to the Arctic in late August. The attractions include […] Read more >


9/1/2005 // By Larry Schweiger

Our hearts go out to the millions of American affected by the tragedy unfolding in Katrina’s wake. As the President stated yesterday, America is a strong, resilient nation, and although the going will be tough, we will get through this. […] Read more >

Oily Math

8/30/2005 // By Adam Kolton

Drilling backers claim that deciding the fate of the Arctic Refuge as part of the massive federal budget bill is appropriate, in part, because leasing the area will generate new revenue for the treasury – which is what budget bills […] Read more >

It’s About…Well, Everything

8/26/2005 // By Larry Schweiger

I’ve always believed there’s no such thing as just an “environmental” issue – if it’s about protecting the environment, chances are, it’s also about protecting someone’s health, way of life, quality of life, the economy, or all of the above. […] Read more >

What is Your Vision of Wilderness?

8/24/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Jeff Jones, landscape photographer I spent part of July 2005 photographing the oil fields in and around Prudhoe Bay as well as the beautiful coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I photographed from the […] Read more >

Camping with Congressman

8/23/2005 // By Adam Kolton

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on several occasions, the first of which was a trip with several members of Congress in 1998. To their credit, these Representatives opted for a tour of the Refuge […] Read more >

A Note to the ‘Gullible’

8/19/2005 // By NWF

The good news: we made the Anchorage Times — in a lead editorial, no less! The bad news: the editors called us — you — “gullible.” That’s fine. It takes more than name calling to intimidate us. But the straw-man […] Read more >

Poor-k Excuse

8/19/2005 // By Adam Kolton

When you work “inside the beltway,” as I do, politicians and their staff members sometimes tell you things they wouldn’t dare say to their constituents or the media. Mainly I hear lots of reasons — or more accurately excuses — […] Read more >

Guest Writer: “Most Treasured Place”

8/18/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Robert Stagman, M.D., of Mercer Island, Wash. My wife, Gail and I rafted and hiked through the Arctic Refuge on the Kongakut River for 10 days in late June, 1992. We were surrounded by millions of […] Read more >

$67 a Barrel

8/13/2005 // By Larry Schweiger

The price of oil peaked at a record $67 a barrel yesterday. That’s bad news for all of us. High gas prices hurt American families. But drilling for oil in the Arctic Refuge wouldn’t offer any relief. Why? Because the […] Read more >