Alaska mountain

oil on ice
Alaska--the last frontier
whose business is wilderness in Alaska
do we want to do things differently this time?

Why should we care?
How is Alaska unique?
bay with glacier in Alaska
Muir had visited Alaska and written about the awe he felt:
Muir's writings led to cruise ships visiting Alaska as early as the 1880s, by the 1930s tourists traveled around in small aircraft
                with many fish in Alaska
Preservationists wanted wilderness to be preserved in Alaska whether the citizens of the state wanted that or not
result was the setting aside of 104 million acres of federal land as wilderness in 1980
polar bears
Recent controversies have centered on the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, 19 million acres in northeast Alaska

This page written and copyright Pamela E. Mack
last updated 10/21/09
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