Alaska: Protecting America’s Last Frontier
Alaska conjures images of vast open spaces, plentiful wildlife and abundant oceans. But America's last frontier—the crown jewel of our country's wild lands and marine habitats—faces profound environmental challenges.
The negative environmental and social impacts of oil drilling, mining and industrial fishing are all on the rise. Coupled with the profound threat global warming poses to the Arctic, these increased pressures on Alaska's wilds could spell disaster for the environment and for fishermen, Indigenous Peoples and other community members.
Pacific Environment is working with partners in the Alaska native, fishing, environmental and scientific communities to safeguard critical habitat—including the world's largest salmon run, the feeding grounds of the endangered northeastern Pacific right whale, old-growth seafloor habitat and areas essential to community subsistence.