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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 has left our state vulnerable to harmful megaprojects like the Susitna Dam and Pebble Mine.

Thankfully, Representative Louise Stutes introduced the Stand for Salmon Bill (HB 199) to update Alaska’s fish habitat protection laws. HB 199 updates Alaska’s fish habitat permitting law by expanding Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s authority to protect fish habitat; creating enforceable protection standards; and giving Alaskans a voice in the permitting process. We have joined with our partners for the Stand For Salmon campaign to bring together communities from across Alaska to help support HB199 and have our voice heard when it comes to our salmon.

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Together we Stopped the Chuitna Coal Mine

Just 45 miles west of Anchorage, PacRim Coal proposed a mine that would have permanently destroyed 13.7 miles of valuable salmon spawning and rearing streams in Cook Inlet. With our partners (Native Village of Tyonek and Chuitna Citizens Coalition) we fought tooth and nail against this for more than a decade, driving over 20,000 actions, and we finally won. Our wild salmon resources are critical to our way of life in Alaska and this sets a great precedence. The Chuitna River remains an important river to the Cook Inlet fishery and this is an important win for all of us.

 

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.