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On September 15, 2016, GSACC sent a letter to Senators Murkowski and Cantwell, the chair and ranking member of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, asking Murkowski to withdraw seven bills she introduced during the summer. The bills would carve up ...Letter to Sen. Murkowski, asking withdrawal of Tongass carve-up bills
My Turn: A better solution for the mental health lands debacle
Posted: September 7, 2016 - 12:03am



The Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community believes there are better solutions than a land exchange ...
GSACC's Position: S. 3006 and the Mental Health Trust Debacle
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Public comments on the Forest Service's Amendment to the Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP) are due by Monday Feb. 22. We hope you will pitch-in by taking a bit of time to send your opinions to the agency, since ...
Action Alert -- Comments on the TLMP Amendment due Feb. 22
June 30, 2013

Dear Chairman Ron Wyden and Members of Congress:

In a January 30, 2013 letter to President Obama, you and fifteen of your colleagues in the U.S. Senate wrote that “pollution can cause asthma attacks, heart and lung disease, cancer, ...
GSACC Joins National Grassroots Coalition Opposing Industrial Biomass
Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land - LA Times

A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens ...
GSACC Opposition to Sealaska Legislation-- LA Times
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Featured Videos

“Groundtruthing the Tongass” is an 8 minute video by Cascadia Wildlands, one of our allies on Tongass issues for many years. It was filmed in 2016 during field inspections of the Forest Service’s Wrangell Island Project during the preparation period for our comments on this timber project’s draft EIS, and of on-going logging in the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. ARD’s Larry Edwards was on the trip.


What’s the issue with logging, wolves and deer?  This video presentation explains it brilliantly. Called Wolves in Southeast Alaska, it was delivered by former Alaska Department of Fish & Game wolf & deer researcher Dr. David Person, at the Alaska Board of Game’s November 2010 meeting in Ketchikan.  It is even more poignant now than it was then. ARD and Greenpeace have recreated the presentation by combining the official audio recording of the presentation with the original PowerPoint.  ( 34 minutes, plus 18 minutes of Q-&-A from the Board of Game. )



Ocean Acidification and Southeast Alaska’s Fisheries:  A video essay by ARD member David Beebe.

Romeo the Wolf, Sculpture

Artist’s remarks: “I chose Romeo the wolf as the subject of my first bronze sculpture because he was the ultimate ambassador for the Wilderness. There is a magic in interspecies connections. Through his social interactions he educated people to understand that wolves are complex thinking beings worthy of our respect and protection. Healthy populations of wolves denote a healthy ecosystem. ARD has worked tirelessly on behalf of the constantly threatened Alexander Archipelago wolf and its habitat. 40% of the profits from the sale of this sculpture will go directly to fund ARD’s efforts.”

The wolf is cast bronze mounted upon a stainless steel plate patinated to look like ice. The base is walnut. The edition will be limited to 30. The wolf measures approximately 13” from the nose to the tail tip, 8 1/2″ at the top of the shoulder, and 9 1/2″ to the top of the ears. Romeo is depicted with intently-focused eyes, ears, and nose, focussing a split second before he swerves to the right.

The following radio commentary by Joan Kautzer, sculptor of “Romeo,” exemplifies her connection with Canis lupus ligoni — a subspecies known as the Alexander Archipelago wolf. in the commentary, Joan speaks in opposition to a proposal by the state of Alaska, after allowing unsustainable clearcutting of old growth forest habitat, and then instituting “intensive management” (a directed wolf trapping and hunting program that would reduce wolves by 80% in target areas.) This was deemed necessary because the clearcuts and associated road system eliminated critical deer winter habitat resulting in decimated Sitka blacktail deer populations.

To get your own Romeo sculpture, please phone the artist @ The artist will handle the entirety of the transaction.