Alliance Board, Staff Visit the Arctic

A group of Conservation Alliance board and staff members visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge last week, exploring a spectacular Wilderness that is threatened by proposed oil and gas development. The group — including board members Adam Forest, Sally McCoy, and Steve Barker, and staffer John Sterling — floated the Canning River from the Brooks Range north to the Arctic coastal plain. The trip was organized by Zumiez founder Tom Campion, a champion of Arctic protection. The group encountered grizzlies, wolves, musk oxen, thousands of caribou, and a range of birds.

Click here to check out photos and video from the trip.