Alaska Mining Impacts Network

Alaska Mining Impacts Network


In March 2022, Alaska Conservation Foundation hosted the Alaska Conference on Mining Impacts and Prevention – A Gathering of Land and Water Guardians. The conference brought together over 150 Indigenous leaders, community members, conservation advocates, and foundation representatives. After the conference, Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) heard from grassroots partners that there is a need and desire for ACF to play an ongoing supporting role in state-wide mining work. The following spring and summer, ACF designed a visioning process in which 57 individuals from 20 Alaskan communities, 38 organizations, 8 tribal affiliations, and 15 mining/advocacy focuses participated to help us imagine what that ongoing work should be. In October 2022, 25 individuals representing 17 Indigenous and conservation organizations met in person to refine the visioning process. Coming out of the October in-person meeting, ACF partners and individuals finalized the necessary pieces to form a charter and launch Alaska Mining Impacts Network.

What is the Network?

Alaska Mining Impacts Network establishes a convening space for conservation, tribal, and community leaders to create and share resources, build relationships, foster collaboration and strengthen advocacy efforts focused on the impacts of hardrock mining in Alaska.

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