We are so grateful to receive the news this morning that the EPA has blocked Pebble Mine forever under the Clean Water Act so that Bristol Bay can remain a biologically and culturally thriving place for generations to come. Since 2009 alone, Alaska Conservation Foundation has given over 4.2 million dollars in grants to protect […]
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Nominate your 2023 Conservation Hero!
It’s officially our favorite time of year as we kick off our search for another incredible cohort of conservation heroes. Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition? Nominations will be accepted through April 16, 2023. Awards will be made in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer […]
22 Memorable Moments from 2022
This year has brought continued challenges but also persistent progress in protecting the lands, waters, and ways of life that make Alaska unique. Please join us in ringing in the new year by celebrating 22 memorable moments from 2022! Alaska Conservation Foundation surpassed $1 million in total grant awards given out to hard-working organizations across the state […]
Do you know someone that is passionate about conservation in Alaska? Alaska Conservation Foundation is thrilled to announce that we are now hiring for the following position: Communications and Development Associate To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The positions will remain open until filled. To keep up with the latest career and […]
Safeguarding Alaska’s Public Lands and Waters from Industrial Scale Mining
Since the 1950s, Alaska’s economy has relied on boom and bust extractive industries. With industrial-scale logging, natural gas, and oil industries continuing to decline, Alaska is already beginning to invest heavily into a new era of boom and bust extraction in the form of industrial-scale mining for transition metals and minerals. Mining and associated activities […]
Nominate Your 2022 Conservation Hero!
After an unprecedented year, we are excited to recognize another incredible cohort of conservation heroes. Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition? Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2022. Awards will be made in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions Olaus Murie Award […]
Summer Internship Application is Open!
Since 2000, the Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program has placed over 300 talented students in summer internships with organizations throughout Alaska. The program is specifically targeted toward students who plan a career path in conservation and are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska. We […]
2021 Virtual Conservation Achievement Awards Celebration
Each year, Alaska Conservation Foundation honors individuals and organizations who go above and beyond to protect Alaska for future generations. Join us at our 2021 Virtual Conservation Achievement Awards celebration to honor this year’s award recipients from the comfort of your home. Online registration for the virtual event is now open. Join us […]
Legacy and Love for Loons: The Conners Lake floating platform in Anchorage, Alaska
Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers and conservation staff, a pair of Pacific loons nesting at Connors Lake in Anchorage successfully hatched two chicks. Normally, a city lake adjacent to a busy dog park wouldn’t attract nesting loons which is why volunteers Jean Tam and her husband Scott Christy built a floating platform for the loons over 10 years […]
Remembering Adam Kolton
We at Alaska Conservation Foundation are saddened by the sudden passing of Alaska Wilderness League Executive Director Adam Kolton. Adam has been a solid leader for Alaska – kind, strong, committed – and a good friend. We miss him already – very much. Michael Barber, Executive Director The following statement was issued […]