Posted on May 07, 2015 under Conservation, General, Natural History
Spring at the Top of the World
Eiders migrate past Barrow Alaska

I spent the last week, the last week of April, working on the frozen Chukchi Sea, helping train a group of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society who are studying eider ducks.   Their goal is to count the hundreds of thousands of King and Common Eiders that migrate past Barrow each spring to update the…

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Posted on September 29, 2014 under Conservation, General, Trip Reports
Why travel to the Arctic?

Why do we take people to the Arctic? This summer we guided a group from the Sierra Club including the Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune on the Aichilik River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This video, made from their trip, perfectly captures why we love sharing the Arctic.

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Posted on April 10, 2014 under Conservation, General, Natural History
Kasegaluk Lagoon

    On the very edge of the earth, where the coastal tundra melts into the Chukchi Sea in a watery tangle of streams, bays, lakes and lagoons is a world of austere beauty, vibrant with life. Kasegaluk Lagoon is rich beyond compare in Arctic Alaska. The long list of descriptors for the area only…

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Posted on December 11, 2012 under Conservation, General
Alaska Conservation

I was recently asked where I would suggest donating money to further conservation in Alaska. I had some ideas, but I decided to ask several professional conservationist about where they thought conservation dollars might be best spent. Acknowledging that conservation is a multi-faceted issue, there was agreement that funding a variety of approaches was important. There was…

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Posted on October 09, 2012 under Conservation, General
The Brooks Range Council

There is a two hundred and twenty mile road proposed to cross the tundra of the western Brooks Range, and it will take a half a billion dollars to build it. The currently roadless Gates of the Arctic National Park will no longer be roadless. One hundred and sixty-one currently free-flowing rivers will be compromised….

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