Alaska Environmental Links
An Alaskan Citizens' Workshop Guide

Alaska Action Center
640 W. 36th #1
Anchorage, AK 99503
Tel: 907-563-2748
Fax: 907-563-5878
AAC is a grassroots citizens group supported by local donations which provides the tools and training for nonviolent direct action in Alaskan communities. It operates in the spirit of Gandhi by incorporating peaceful protest and nonviolent civil disobedience in its campaigns and practices the Quaker tradition of "Bearing Witness." Not just an environmental group, AAC supports many causes such as workers rights, tribal sovereignty and universal health care. AAC also publishes "Wild Voices."
Alaska Boreal Forest Council
3525 College Rd., #212
P. O. Box 84530
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Tel: 907-457-8453
Fax: 907-457-5185
ABFC was formed in1993 to work toward the adoption of sustainable forestry and ecosystem management practices on public and private forest lands in the Tanana River Basin through a fair and open public process. It encourages full consideration of non-timber forest values and the creation of an appropriately scaled, locally oriented forest industry.
Alaska Center For The Environment
807 G Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-274-3621
Fax: 907-274-8733
ACE is a non-profit environmental advocacy and education organization dedicated to the conservation of Alaska's natural resources. Since 1971, it has worked to promote sound environmental policy & programs in the southcentral Alaska area and statewide. ACE is at the forefront on environmental education and land use, forestry, recycling, transportation, & quality-of-life issues.
Alaska Clean Water Alliance
121 Second Avenue
P.O. Box 1441
Haines, AK 99827
Tel: 907-766-2296
Fax: 907-766-2290
ACWA is dedicated to the conservation of Alaska's waters and water quality through research, analysis and community organization. Its work involves the Alaska Water Quality Standards and all discharge permits for pollutants into Alaskan waters and the building of an alliance of conservation, fishing, public health, subsistence, and tourism groups.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
135 Christensen Drive, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-222-7714
Fax: 907-222-7715
The mission of ACAT is to protect human health and the environment from the toxic effects of contaminants. ACAT is dedicated to achieving environmental justice and works to ensure responsible cleanup of contaminated sites and empower community involvement in cleanup decisions. It strives to stop the production, proliferation, and release of toxic chemicals. ACAT has developed the only comprehensive database of contaminated sites in Alaska with the mapping of 2,000 military, oil and gas, mining and other industrial sites.
Alaska Conservation Alliance (Alaska Environmental Assembly)
750 W. 2nd Ave., #100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-258-6171
Fax: 907-258-6177
On June 28, 1997, ACA was officially founded, undertaking and expanding upon the functions formerly performed by AEA. ACA is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening environmental organizations and empowering individuals to protect Alaska's environment through communication, technical training, strategy development, public education and advocacy, all with respect for communities and human dignity. ACA shares an executive director with ACV (below).
Alaska Conservation Foundation
441 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 402
Anchorage, AK 99501-2340
Tel: 907-276-1917
Fax: 907-274-4145
ACF raises and strategically disseminates funds and information to protect and sustain the ecosystems of greater Alaska. ACF provides grants, technical and organizational assistance, and coordinates & plans forums for groups and individuals. ACF publishes & posts on their website a number of documents including a comprehensive statewide directory of environmental organizations: Alaska Conservation Directory.
Alaska Conservation Voters
(Alaska Conservation Voice)
(Alaska Environmental Lobby)

419 Sixth St., #321
P.O. Box 22151
Juneau, AK 99802-2151
Tel: 907-463-3366
Fax: 907-463-3312
On behalf of its 20 member organizations, AEL advocated for Alaska's environment before the state legislature on forestry, mining, oil & hazardous substances, roads, land management, and other environmental issues. On July 23, 1997, AEL officially became the Alaska Conservation Voice and in mid-1999 its name was changed to Alaska Conservation Voters. ACV is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to protecting Alaska's environment through public education and advocacy in the state legislature, the U.S. Congress, and other policy forums. ACV shares an executive director with ACA.
Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility
P.O. Box 188
Valdez, AK 99686
Tel: 907-835-5460
Fax: 907-835-5410
AFER holds industry and government accountable for protecting the environment and worker health and safety. AFER helps whistleblowers in all industries and agencies throughout Alaska. Its goal is to achieve more effective environmental reform by uniting the efforts of citizens with government and industry employees who identify environmental wrongdoing.
Alaska Friends of the Earth
326 W. 11th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-653-7792 eves
AK-FOE is the statewide branch of the national Friends of the Earth organization. It works with local Native peoples to protect habitat in Alaska focusing, in particular, on the habitat of the international Porcupine caribou herd, marine mammals, and fisheries.
Alaska Marine Conservation Council
P.O. Box 101145
Anchorage, AK 99510-1145
Tel: 907-277-5357
Fax: 907-277-5975
AMCC's membership consists of fishermen, subsistence users, researchers and others throughout Alaska working to protect the health and diversity of our marine ecosystem. Its goals include: clean fishing; ecosystem management; marine habitat protection; sustainable community-based fisheries; clean water; increased marine research; and participation by coastal Alaskans in decisions affecting the marine environment. This is a program of ACF.
Alaska Natural Heritage Program
University of Alaska
707 A Street, #102
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-257-2782
Fax: 907-257-2789
The Alaska Natural Heritage Program identifies ecologically significant lands in Alaska through an inventory of natural communities and habitats, rare and endangered species, ecologically-significant landscape features and their natural processes. This research is used to guide state, federal and private protection of resources which represent the biological and ecological diversity of the state.
Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG)
P. O. Box 10-1093
Anchorage, AK 99510
Tel: 907-278-3661
Fax: 907-278-9300
AKPIRG is a statewide non-partisan, non-profit organization over 20 years old with about 3,000 members. Founded by Ralph Nader in 1974, it enables citizens to participate in the political process thru education, provides them with practical, cost efficient ways to work with government & the private sector, and encourages grassroots efforts that advocate for the public interest. It engages in both research and advocacy. It investigates issues such as legal rights, consumer protection, campaign financing & workers compensation and produces consumer information reports.
Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 202592
707 A Street, #102
Anchorage, AK 99520-2592
Tel: 907-566-3524
The AQRC was created to protect the rights of Alaskans to quiet places for the benefit of public land users, homeowners, communities, businesses, wildlife, visitors and future generations. AQRC believes: quiet is a scarce Natural Resource and needs to be treated as such by all governing bodies; some areas in Alaska have reached a population density such that multi-use trails aren't working, and; the carrying capacity of public lands for various activities needs to be determined prior to any permitting.
Alaska Rainforest Campaign
406 G. St #209
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-222-2552
Fax: 907-222-2598
ARC is a joint project of Alaskan and national conservation organizations, working together to conserve the Alaska Rainforest and its communities. It opposes unwise logging proposals on public lands and works with private forest owners to find alternatives to logging, and promotes sustainable economic activities. ARC is a program of ACF.
Alaska SeaLife Center
P.O. Box 1329
Seward, AK 99664
Tel: 907-224-6300
or 800-224-2525
Fax: 907-224-5391
Opened in May of 1998 and located in Seward, ASC offers an up-close and personal experience with Gulf of Alaska marine wildlife. ASC is a facility devoted to the study and protection of the marine ecosystem of the northern Gulf of Alaska through a combined program of marine research, wildlife rehabilitation and public education. Open daily year round, admission is is $12.50 for adults, $10.00 for children 7 to 12 years of age, and children under 6 are free.
Alaska Wilderness League
320 4th Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-544-5205
Fax: 202-544-5197
The only DC-based environmental group devoted full-time to Alaskan issues, AWL supports legislative and administrative initiatives to protect Alaska's lands and waters, promotes national and local recognition of Alaska's spectacular environment through public education, strengthens grassroots activism on behalf of Alaska's environment and provides leadership on selected issues concerning Alaska.
Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association
P.O. Box 22827
Juneau, AK 99802
Tel: 907-463-3038
Fax: 907-463-3280
AWRTA is a non-profit trade association which promotes the recognition and protection of Alaska's recreation and tourism resources including scenic qualities, wildlife, fisheries, wilderness, wildlands and rivers. It represents tourism businesses, guides and other people working toward a healthy, responsible and sustainable tourism industry in Alaska.
Alaska Wildlife Alliance
626 Cordova St., Suite 105
P.O. Box 202022
Anchorage, AK 99520-2022
Tel: 907-277-0897
Fax: 907-277-7423
AWA advocates for wildlife and habitat in Alaska. AWA represents nonconsumptive wildlife values and works to reform wildlife public policy. It focuses on predator control, hunting and trapping regulations, marine mammal issues, impacts of commercial use of wildlife, development impacts, public participation in wildlife policy, and public education regarding Alaskan wildlife.
Alaskans for Juneau
P.O. Box 22428
Juneau, AK 99802
Tel: 907-463-5065
Fax: 907-789-2768
With a long term goal of sustaining a clean and reliable economy for Juneau, Alaskans For Juneau's current priority is public education about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of re-opening the AJ mine.
Alaska Women's Environmental Network
750 W. Second Ave., #200
Anchorage, AK 99501-2168
Tel: 907-258-4810
Fax: 907-258-4811
The Alaska Women's Environmental Network is a program of the NWF-Alaska office. It creates neworking opportunities and training programs to promote women's leadership in Alaska's conservation efforts and to create strategic alliances to more effectively achieve protection of Alaska's rich natural heritage.
Anchorage Waterways Council
619 E. Ship Ave, Suite 319
P.O. Box 241774
Anchorage, AK 99524-1774
Tel: 907-277-9287
AWC provides education, technical advice, public policy influence and community participation in Anchorage's water quality issues. The Council's goal is to protect, restore and enhance Anchorage's streams, lakes and wetlands. It organizes the annual stream cleanup in Anchorage.
Arctic Network
P.O. Box 102252
Anchorage, AK 99510-2252
Tel: 907-272-2452
Fax: 907-272-2453
ARCNET is a cooperative effort among environmental, Native, and health organizations to promote conservation of the circumpolar Arctic ecosystem, the protection of indigenous cultures, and the sustainability of local communities. It is a program of ACF.
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
P.O. Box 2225
Homer, AK 99603
Tel: 907-235-6667
Fax: 907-235-6668
CACS is a grassroots organization which fosters responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and generates knowledge of the marine and coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay through environmental education and research programs. It provides school classes and the general public with oceanography cruises, Peterson field station visits and natural history tours.
Citizens for Recycling Solutions
519 W. 8th Ave, Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-566-2405
CRS was founded by volunteers in early 1997 in response to a dramatic cut back in recyclables accepted at the Anchorage Recycling Center. The mission of CRS is to advocate for comprehensive solid waste management and recycling within the Municipality of Anchorage through research, education of the public and political action. CRS is affiliated with ACE which provides administrative support.
Cook Inlet Keeper
3858 Lake Street
P.O. Box 3269
Homer, AK 99603
Tel: 907-235-4068
Fax: 907-235-4069
The Cook Inlet Keeper is a comprehensive volunteer- based water quality monitoring program dedicated to protecting Cook Inlet ecosystem health. It identifies illegal releases of toxic wastes, investigates complaints of water quality violations, and assists in the fair settlement of pollution cases in cooperation with citizens, businesses and regulatory agencies. Report pollution or habitat destruction at: 1-888-694-6538.
Defenders of Wildlife
Alaska Office
114 West 6th Street
Juneau, AK 99801
Tel: 907-586-1255
Fax: 907-586-8906
Defenders opened its Alaska office in 1995 to work on wildlife management issues through the State Board of Game and on wildlife habitat issues in the Tongass National Forest and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
325 Fourth Street
Juneau, AK 99801
Tel: 907-586-2751
Fax: 907-463-5891
ELDF is an independent environmental law firm representing citizens and conservation groups in public interest environmental issues. It's a member of the Alaska Rainforest Campaign. Its current caseload covers a wide range of environmental issues from Clean Water Act enforcement to wildlife protection. Its staff includes a Mining Analyst who monitors statewide mining projects for regulatory compliance.
Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association
P.O. Box 511
Seward, AK 99664
Tel: 907-224-5372
Fax: 907-224-5372
EKPEAA was founded in 1994 to activate effective individual and group action on environmental issues affecting the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. It primarily focuses on timber, land use, and recreation issues, but also tackles local quality-of-life issues.
Greenpeace Alaska
P.O. Box 104432
Anchorage, AK 99510
Tel: 907-277-8234
Fax: 907-272-6519
The Alaska field office of Greenpeace works to halt new oil and gas exploitation to protect fragile Arctic habitats and species and prevent further degradation of the Arctic environment from climate change. It works to protect the biodiversity of our oceans and forests and supports the traditional right of Alaska Native peoples to the sustainable use of natural resources for subsistence.
Gwich'in Steering Committee
P.O. Box 202768
Anchorage, AK 99520
Tel: 907-258-6814
Fax: 907-258-4550
The Gwich'in Steering Committee is a coalition of American and Canadian Gwich'in Athabascan Indian villages working to protect the calving and nursery grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd which are located on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Interrain Pacific - Alaska
119 Seward St., #19
Juneau, AK 99801
Tel: 907-586-2301
Fax: 907-586-2302
Interrain Pacific combines the public-access philosophy pioneered by Pacific GIS with Ecotrust's conservation- based development mission. Interrain Pacific is an information access organization established to promote conservation-based development by enhancing understanding of social and ecological patterns of change.
Kachemak Bay Conservation Society
P.O. Box 846
Homer, AK 99603
Tel: 907-235-6262
KBCS is concerned with protecting Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Peninsula. Presently, it is concentrating on logging, oil and gas leases, herbicides and wildlife issues. Creation of a Marine Protected Area in lower Cook Inlet is an important priority. KBCS monitors environmental issues locally & statewide and keeps its members informed through a periodic newsletter.
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Alaska Office
750 W. 2nd Ave., #109
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-258-2020
Fax: 907-258-2021
LCV-Education Fund helps to grow the environmental grassroots by working to increase the capacity of state and locally based conservation organizations to affect the public policy debate. The national trend is toward reliance on environmental regulation and enforcement at the state and local levels. The LCV-EF is responding with a wide variety of activities and initiatives to strengthen the power of citizen groups who operate at that level.
Lynn Canal Conservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 964
Haines, AK 99827
Tel: 907-766-2295
Fax: 907-766-2296
Founded in 1971, LCC campaigned for the establishment of the 48,000 acre Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and protection of the Haines State Forest. It is now working to ensure that these areas are managed to protect the habitat needed for healthy populations of eagles and other wildlife. LCC is currently focused on the Kensington mine, which threatens the waters of Lynn Canal with a toxic mixing zone.
National Audubon Society
Regional Office
308 G Street, #217
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-276-7034
Fax: 907-276-5069
NAS has been active in Alaska since 1914 and currently has 2,500 members in four local Alaska chapters. Through research, education and action, Audubon is working to foster a better understanding and appreciation of our natural world and to help resolve land and resource conflicts. Special emphasis is given to conserving Alaska's birds, wildlife and wilderness and protecting the arctic environment using sound science and common sense.
National Parks and Conservation Association
329 F Street, #208
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-277-6722
Fax: 907-277-6723
NPCA is America's only citizen organization dedicated solely to protecting, preserving and enhancing the U.S. National Park System. Founded in 1919, NPCA has 2000 members in Alaska. Its activities range from opposition to actions which threaten park resources, to participation in management and facilities planning, and working with federal legislation.
National Wildlife Federation
Alaska Office
750 W. Second Ave., #200
Anchorage, AK 99501-2168
Tel: 907-258-4800
Fax: 907-258-4811
The NWF-Alaska Office focuses on protection of Alaska's wetlands ecosystems. It aggressively seeks full implementation of the Clean Water Act wetlands permitting program in Alaska as well as monitoring state and local government actions affecting wetlands. It also seeks to involve Anchorage citizens & groups in protecting local wetlands and water quality.
The Nature Conservancy of Alaska
421 West First Ave., #200
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-276-3133
Fax: 907-276-2584
TNCA's mission is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life in Alaska by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive using ways that allow both people and nature to flourish.
Northern Alaska Environmental Center
218 Driveway Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2895
Tel: 907-452-5021
Fax: 907-452-3100
Founded in 1971, NAEC works to protect some of the wildest country left in North America -- the vast Interior and Arctic regions of Alaska which includes 293,000 square miles of largely pristine wilderness, 3,200 miles of coastline, and incalculable miles of streams and rivers. It strives to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and advocates for wilderness protection of the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge. It also works to protect the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A) in the western Arctic.
The Ocean Conservancy
(Center for Marine Conservation)
Alaska Field Office
425 G Street, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-258-9922
Fax: 907-258-9933
TOC is a nationwide, nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of coastal and ocean life and resources. Through science-based advocacy, research and public education, TOC promotes informed citizen paricipation to reverse the degradation of our oceans. In Alaska, TOC is working on: ESA protection for Cook Inlet Beluga whales, Magnuson-Stevens Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act reauthorization, marine debris clean up, overfishing, and the reduction of contaminants & other marine pollutants.
Oilwatch Alaska
P.O. Box 101553
Anchorage, AK 99510-1553
Tel: 907-277-8910
Oilwatch was founded in the belief that people have a right to unfiltered information about oil industry activities. Because the industry wields enormous power over the legislature and Governor, the interests of Alaskans are at risk. Oilwatch works to reduce oil industry influence over government, the media and public debate. It strives to restore open government and fairness to Alaska's citizens through research, education and community involvement.
Prince William Sound Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1185
Cordova, AK 99574
Tel: 907-835-2799
Fax: 907-835-5395
PWSCA promotes sound environmental policies for the Prince William Sound region, advocating conservation of natural resources and engaging in educational activities concerning the Sound's natural history, environmental problems and legislative issues. It was the primary non-governmental organization monitoring annual Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup efforts.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
3709 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Tel: 907-277-7222
Fax: 907-277-4523
Tel: 907-835-5957 (Valdez)
RCAC is an independent, non-profit organization formed after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill to minimize the environmental impacts of the trans-Alaska pipeline terminal and tanker fleet. It has 18 member organizations, including communities affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill and groups representing commercial fishing, aquaculture, recreation, tourism, Alaska Native and environmental interests in the spill region. It deals with the following issues: oil spills, dispersants, technolgoical disasters, nonindigenous species, bioremediation, in situ burning, environmental monitoring of hydrocarbons, oil tankers, OPA 90, ballast water and air & water quality at the Valdez Marine Terminal.
Prince William Sound Science Center
P.O. Box 705
Cordova, AK 99574
Tel: 907-424-5800
Fax: 907-424-5820
The Center's mission is to contribute to the comprehensive description, sustained monitoring and ecological understanding of Prince William Sound, the Copper River and their wetlands, river systems and drainage basin. The Center is home to five component projects of the Sound Ecosystem Assessment Program -- a multidisciplinary investigation of factors affecting recovery of pink salmon and Pacific herring in Prince William Sound following the 1989 oil spill.
Sierra Club Alaska
Alaska Field Office
241 East 5th Ave., #205
Anchorage, AK 99501-2519
Tel: 907-276-4048
Fax: 907-258-6807
The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. Of special concern to Alaska staff are the national parks, national wildlife refuges, wild and scenic rivers, national forest wilderness, and offshore oil and gas exploration.
Sitka Conservation Society
201 Lincoln St., #4
P.O. Box 316
Sitka, AK 99835
Tel: 907-747-7509
Fax: 907-747-6105
SCS was organized in 1965 and is one of the oldest conservation groups Alaska. A member of SEACC, it works on local land use and environmental issues and is active in national forest planning efforts for the north Tongass. SCS offers a regular natural history education series and has established a computer resource analysis and mapping facility (GIS).
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
419 6th Street, #328
Juneau, AK 99801
Tel: 907-586-6942
Fax: 907-463-3312
SEACC is a coalition of 15 groups in Southeastern Alaska working to maintain the health of the Tongass National Forest -- the largest remaining temperate rainforest on Earth. Timber clearcutting, fish and wildlife habitation protection, sustainable multiple use of Tongass lands, road construction, mining, Forest Service Wilderness management, management of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and the Haines State Forest are SEACC's primary concerns.
Tongass Conservation Society
P.O. Box 23377
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Tel: 907-225-5827
Fax: 907-225-5827
TCS works on local land use issues emphasizing habitat protection within the Tongass National Forest. The group promotes understanding of conservation issues through public education & information programs and enlists public support for specific environmental issues. TCS has been involved with air and water quality permits for Ketchikan Pulp Company.
Trustees for Alaska
1026 W. 4th Ave., Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-276-4244
Fax: 907-276-7110
TFA is an Alaska-based nonprofit environmental and natural resources law firm. Since 1974, it has represented conservation groups, native communities and fishers in cases concerning public lands, marine species protection, logging, mining, oil and gas lease sales, state land disposal, air and water quality, hazardous wastes and related issues.
The Wilderness Society
Alaska Regional Office
430 West 7th Ave., #210
Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: 907-272-9453
Fax : 907-272-1670
TWS is devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting our national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national wild and scenic rivers, and BLM lands and fostering an American land ethic. The primary focus in Alaska is environmentally sound management of federal conservation areas and the proper implementation of the Alaska Lands Act.
Wildlife Federation of Alaska
750 West Second Ave, # 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-2151
Tel: 907-274-3388
Fax : 907-258-4811
The Wildlife Federation of Alaska is dedicated to conserving Alaska's fish, wildife and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations. WFA involves and educates people in decisions affecting habitat conservation, and promotes the stewardship and enjoyment of Alaska's fish and wildlife resources. Members are involved in habitat conservation to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy Alaska's fish and wildlife.
Last updated: 8/19/01

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