AWL is the only conservation organization headquartered in Washington D.C. that is devoted exclusively to supporting protection of wilderness in Alaska. The League exists to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wilderness by engaging citizens, sharing resources, collaborating with other organizations, educating the public, and providing a courageous, constant and victorious voice for Alaska in the nation’s capital from all 50 states that work together to keep Alaska’s wild places protected for future generations.
AWL leads the campaign to defend the coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development, and is engaged in campaigns to protect biologically sensitive areas of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and the outer continental shelf offshore of the Arctic from oil and gas development. AWL also works with other organizations in campaigns to limit logging in the Tongass National Forest, and to protect other wild lands in Alaska. Alaska Wilderness League works closely with Alaska Native communities and tribes to engage the Administration in protection of important subsistence resources.