The Alaska Coalition is a coalition of over 700 conservation, sporting, labor, and religious groups working together to protect Alaskas wild public land.
We work to safeguard the health and wildness of Alaskas public lands from the Tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Chugach and Tongass National Forests, the lush temperate rainforests that stretch from Kodiak to Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. The Alaska Coalition is a project of the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
The Alaska Coalition was founded in 1970 to speak up for potential national parks, national wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and wild rivers during the dividing up of Alaska federal lands that occurred in the early 1970s. While Congress has yet to grant Wilderness protection to the coastal plain, the support for doing so rises every year. Lately, the Alaska Coalition has also turned to the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. We hope to gain permanent protection for roadless areas in these great old-growth forests. We will focus on protecting other attachs on Alaska`s public lands under the current political climate.