Leading Alaska Conservation Organization Will Be the Federation’s 52nd Affiliate
ST. LOUIS — The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council joined the National Wildlife Federation today as the organization’s Alaska affiliate, following a unanimous vote of the Federation’s Board of Directors. The Juneau-based conservation organization, founded in 1970 and dedicated to protecting Alaska’s wildlife and natural resources, is the National Wildlife Federation’s 52nd state and territorial affiliate.
“We are excited to welcome the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council to the National Wildlife Federation family. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council has been one of Alaska and the nation’s leading voices for conserving our irreplaceable public lands, clean water, and wildlife,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Alaska’s wildlife and truly wild places have long been central to much of the National Wildlife Federation’s work. We’re proud to welcome the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council as our newest partner and affiliate in the work ahead to restore Alaska’s National Forests, protect historic salmon runs, defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, support clean water and community resilience, and ensure our wildlife heritage — from the Last Frontier to Eastern seaboard — endures for future generations.”
“The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is proud and honored to become the Alaskan affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation. We will lend our strength to the National Wildlife Federation, an organization engaged in conservation, preserving habitat, defending the Clean Water Act, and raising visibility for environmental concerns from California to the Florida Keys,” said Meredith Trainor, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. “Our bond with the National Wildlife Federation will, in turn, strengthen our efforts in keeping our waterways healthy, the trees of the Tongass standing tall, and the communities of Southeast Alaska engaged. SEACC's affiliation with the Federation will ensure Alaskan voices are amplified, our reach expanded, and that our labors are made more effective in protecting the region and state we all love.”
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, founded in 1970, is the leading voice for environmental conservation in Southeast Alaska. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council uses creative grassroots organizing, water quality science, tenacious policy advocacy and legal action to protect the Last Frontier’s rainforests and pristine waters, including the region’s critical wild salmon runs and wildlife habitat.
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted conservation organization. Its 52 affiliates lead critical wildlife conservation efforts in their states and territories and pass policy resolutions each year that guide the National Wildlife Federation’s work.
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is the National Wildlife Federation’s first new affiliate since the Ohio Conservation Federation joined in May 2017.
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