White Mountains Recreation Area Photo: Pete Dronker
Conservation Alliance Grantee, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, is working to secure permanent protection for Arctic wildlands north of Fairbanks spanning the White Mountains National Recreation Area and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, especially White-Crazy Mountains Wilderness Study Area.
The White Mountains National Recreation Area is used by over 35,000 people who hike, float, ski, bike, snowshoe in our backyard wilderness north of Fairbanks. The Bureau of Land Management is considering opening this area to hardrock and placer gold dredging across 160,000 acres including 250 miles of headwaters tributaries flowing into Beaver Creek Wild River that would harm the wilderness character of summer and winter trails and visitor experience of campgrounds and cabins.
This area of craggy limestone peaks and sweeping tundra provides important caribou calving and sheep lambing habitats proposed to be protected in the White Mountains and Steese Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.
Please lend your voice to the White Mountains Wildlands Campaign by signing onto this online petition TODAY!
By signing on, you are urging the BLM to continue managing the White Mountains for Recreation, not mining! Please use the additional comments field to indicate that you are part of the Outdoor Industry and a Recreation User!
To learn more about the Northern Alaska Environmental Center click here: www.northern.org