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For 47 years SEACC has been Southeast Alaska's grassroots voice in conservation. We work to protect the Tongass National Forest, Inside Passage, and our unique Southeast Alaska way of life.  

 

 

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    Mining Update - Federal Involvement in Transboundary Mines

    Our transboundary rivers here in Alaska have a new advocate, the U.S. Department of State. After years of petitioning by SEACC, Alaska Native groups, conservation groups, and the Alaska delegation, the federal government has taken the first steps in protecting our clean water, salmon, and the communities that rely on them. On December 28th Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, who is heading the Alaskan administration’s efforts to address the issues of transboundary mines, released a letter from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs. The letter acknowledges our concerns and promises to engage their counterparts at Global Affairs Canada on the issue. They have secured a commitment from Global Affairs Canada to ‘engage in a bilateral review of gaps and limitations in the cooperation frameworks between B.C. and U.S. states.’ The Department of State will lead this interagency review and plans to share their findings at the April 2018 International Joint Commission (IJC) meetings.
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    SEACC and Partners – Taking the BLM to court to protect the Chilkat!

    Today SEACC, along with an Alaska Native Tribal Government and two other conservation groups, filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The suit challenges BLM’s failure to consider the cumulative impact of future mine development at Constantine Metals’ Palmer Project when reviewing exploration applications. The Palmer Project encompasses ongoing exploration activities in the Chilkat Watershed, directly upstream of Haines and Klukwan, AK. An eagle on the Chilkat - Photo by: Josh Miller
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    American Bald Eagle Foundation

    Tier 3 and the Chilkat - SEACC Film Night in Haines

    Tier_3_and_the_Chilkat_River.jpgCome and learn about what a Tier 3 designation would mean for the Chilkat River and be the first in Haines to see SEACC's new film, Irreparable Harm about Hawk Inlet (Weinedel) on Admiralty Island. After the film talk with SEACC and Lynn Canal Conservation staff during our community potluck and enter to win door prizes!
     
    The Information Session will feature Guy Archibald from the
    Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Post-film Discussion with Kingeisti, Eagle/Thunderbird, Xéitl Hít, David G. Katzeek.
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    The Mountaineers in Seattle, WA

    SEACC Film Night in Seattle

    IH.thumb.jpgSoutheast Alaska is a place filled with natural wonder and beauty of thick old-growth stands of the Tongass National Forest below snow-tipped peaks. Join us to get inspired by this special place and be the first in Seattle to see SEACC's new film, Irreparable Harm about Hawk Inlet on Admiralty Island and the Tlingit community of Angoon. Angoon has been sustained by food gathered from the sea for thousands of years. Just thirty miles north of Angoon is the Greens Creek Mine, one of the largest silver producing mine in the world, and the only one to operate in a national monument. Learn about the research that SEACC, Alaska Native groups, and other conservation groups are doing to investigate the potential harm to the inlet, marine life, and Angoon.

    After the film, SEACC's Executive Director Meredith Trainor will talk about the issue of mining in Southeast Alaska and how you can get involved.

    Doors open at 6:30, the program starts at 7:00.

    We will also be joined by our friends at the Methow Valley Headwaters Campaign who will be showing their film, Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine -- A powerful story of community voices coming together to share why their home, the Methow Valley in the heart of the North Cascades in Washington state, is too special to mine.

    Food and drinks will be available to enjoy as we celebrate two places we all love, Southeast Alaska and Washington.

    Hope to see you there!


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