Lands, Waters and Vast Landscapes
We work in communities to help nature and people. In Alaska, where people and the natural world are so inextricably linked, our approach helps create lasting results. In the Tongass, in Bristol Bay, in the Matanuska-Susitna Basin and elsewhere, the Conservancy is at work protecting the Alaska we know and love.
Check out these stories about how your support for the Conservancy helps ensure the health and survival of the natural world that sustains us all.
Check out this slideshow for a glimpse of how we’re conserving nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
The steward of the Conservancy's Gustavus Forelands Preserve in Alaska is helping create a library of sounds for Glacier Bay.
The Nature Conservancy donates 160 acres of culturally significant land to the Native Village of Tyonek on the shores of Alaska's Cook Inlet.
Our recent Path to Prosperity contest winners tell their inspiring stories about building new businesses in Southeast Alaska.
Trained as a geologist, Stephen Trimble is an entrepreneur at heart. His latest venture? Solar energy for Alaska.
Why new, more detailed maps are vital for salmon in Alaska’s Mat-Su.
Get fun advice on how to talk science to the media in this new blog post from Cool Green Science.
Our Path to Prosperity entrepreneurial contest gives a lift to local economies.
With our help, crowded young-growth forests can help deer and wolves — while putting people to work.
Scientist Colin Shanley shows us just how devoted Alaskans are to their wild salmon.
By restoring salmon streams in the Tongass National Forest, The Nature Conservancy is helping to keep salmon runs healthy for nature and people.
“Now is the time to double down on our investment in the long-term sustainability of Bristol Bay salmon runs.”
Entrepreneurs find better ways to capture value in the forest and win $40,000 prizes.
"If you live in the Mat-Su, you’re somehow a salmon person. It's just a part of who you are."
Scientists have created a public online database of photos that are part art, but mostly science.
Ann Rappoport talks about science, happiness and a perfect fillet of salmon.
For the Haida people of Alaska, the yearly return of the salmon sustains a timeless tradition.
Check in on the Conservancy's research in the Bristol Bay headwaters in this series of Cool Green Science blog posts.
Can the proposed Susitna dam meet a standard of ‘intelligent tinkering’? Our freshwater scientist gives some perspective.
Sixty-one entrepreneurs pitched their best business ideas to our Path to Prosperity competition. Two winners will get $40,000 prizes.
Here's one inspiring story from a supporter who loves Alaska's wild places. What's your story?
Reflections on summers of salmon in Bristol Bay. Learn more
Discover how a harsh environment actually nurtures life, why we like to live in estuaries and where the bears are. Read about estuaries
Helping Haida people take a stand for culture — and wild salmon. Read about protecting fish habitat.
A tireless advocate for protecting the habitat that helps sustain subsistence tradition. Read about Sue Flensburg
A second-growth log cabin shows how one sawmill helps bring a forest in the Tongass back to health. Read about Tongass Cabin
A 50-year-old problem corrected, salmon are migrating with the tide once again. Learn about salmon migration at Klawock Lagoon
A name (and place) restored in Alaska's Aleutians.
Answers to questions about caribou in Alaska’s far north lie in the elegant confluence of two branches of the environmental sciences.
Restoring Rat Island is the most ambitious island habitat restoration project ever undertaken in the Northern Hemisphere.
Living near the bank of the Nushagak River, this family tends nets and a smokehouse each summer.
The Conservancy is bringing together people who care about wild salmon in the Matanuska-Susitna Basin.