Alaska Conservation Foundation coordinates and funds statewide collaborative conservation
Northern Latitudes Partnerships
The Northern Latitudes Partnerships (NLP) are working to help communities be culturally, environmentally, and economically secure in a rapidly changing North and envision a future where northern lands, waters, and ways of life are sustained for generations. Together, we recognize the complexity and continued importance of both facing challenges and embracing opportunity and are committed to building trust and fostering unique relationships across large geographical boundaries.
We are a group of agencies, Tribes, First Nations, Indigenous organizations, nonprofits, academic researchers, and individuals collaborating to build resilience for our communities and lands across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary borders. The challenges we face are too enormous to address alone – together we are stronger.
Our Mission: Collaborating across geographic and disciplinary boundaries to help communities be culturally, environmentally, and economically secure in a rapidly changing North.
Our Vision: We envision a future where northern lands, waters, and ways of life are sustained for generations. By allowing stewardship and reciprocity to guide decisions, our communities in Alaska and western Canada can be resilient and thriving.
Our work directly addresses climate change adaptation, food security, environmental hazards, and resource management. We do this by informing policy, building networks, sharing information, and collaborating on outcome-driven projects. Along with building diverse partnerships, our work also involves joint funding and resource sharing. We recognize the value and role of both Indigenous Knowledge and western science in our work.
Our work spans across borders and boundaries. Our challenges are too complex and enormous to face alone. There are three regional partnerships within the NLP. They include the Aleutian & Bering Sea Initiative (ABSI), Western Alaska Partnership (WAP), and Northwest Boreal Partnership (NWBP). The priorities and work of the NLP are determined by the Steering Committees of each regional partnership. Our Steering Committees include representatives from 35+ partners across Alaska and northwest Canada.