Get Involved

We work across the state to protect the resources that sustain our families, cultures, and communities, while ensuring that Alaskans have a voice in the decisions impacting our future:

  • Wild Salmon: Alaska’s wild salmon are part of our heritage, our identity, and our future. We engage Alaskans to protect critical habitat at the local and state level.
  • Clean Energy: Climate change threatens our fisheries, cultures, and very existence. We advance clean energy solutions that will help diversify our economy, transition from extractive industries, and make Alaska a leader in innovation.
  • Amplifying Alaskans’ Voices: Alaskans must be able to participate in the resource decisions impacting their communities and livelihoods. We are working for transparent government, strong democracy, and open public processes that allow the voice of the people to define our future.

We have countless ways for you to get involved – sign a petition, share one our Facebook posts with your friends, help out with an event, organize people you know to take action on an issue, or make a donation to support our work! We will ensure your voice is heard.

 

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Protect our Salmon

Did you know that there are no clear rules in place to limit the amount of damage allowed to wild salmon habitat during a development project? The laws written at statehood were designed to protect our salmon — but they haven’t changed in almost 60 years. This lack of oversight leaves our state vulnerable to harmful megaprojects like the Susitna Dam and Pebble Mine.

Thankfully, Alaskans are beginning to realize that habitat protections are the best way to ensure our wild salmon keep returning for years to come. In January 2017, the Alaska Board of Fisheries submitted a letter to the State Legislature asking them to update Title 16 — Alaska’s primary law protecting fish and game. This is a huge step forward, and now it’s on us as everyday Alaskans to echo the Board of Fish’s call for this update.

Take one minute to sign on and ask the State Legislature to look into this overdue update>

 

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Stop the Chuitna Coal Mine

Just 45 miles west of Anchorage, PacRim Coal’s proposed mine will permanently destroy 13.7 miles of valuable salmon spawning and rearing streams in Cook Inlet. Permitting this project would set a dangerous precedent for salmon streams and rivers in Alaska. Our wild salmon resources are critical to our way of life in Alaska, and the Chuitna River is an important river to the Cook Inlet fishery.

 

If you’re interested in getting involved, click here to fill out our volunteer form or contact ACE Organizer Kristen Collins at (907) 793-8671 or kristen@akcenter.org for more information on any of these issues.