Izembek Wilderness, Alaska

Fight Rages On to Protect Izembek Wilderness​

August 8, 2019

Earlier this week we told you that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed another Agreement that would allow a road to be built through the Izembek Wilderness and National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Yesterday Wilderness Watch and co-plaintiffs filed a lawsuit to stop them. As our Alaska chapter representative Fran Mauer said, “The Trump administration is once again trading away public lands for a road through the Izembek Refuge Wilderness that would not only destroy the ecological integrity of Izembek, but would also establish a ruinous precedent for the entire National Wilderness Preservation System. This must not stand!”  

Thank you to our attorneys at Trustees for Alaska and to all of you who have written letters and provided support to protect Izembek. Together, we’re going to win.

Read the Complaint.

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