Friday, March 9, 2001

America's Arctic Refuge: Our Last Great Wilderness

America's Arctic Refuge: Our Last Great Wilderness
--a free slideshow presentation

Alaskan wilderness guide to talk about wildlife and oil drilling in the Last Frontier
Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Alaska Coalition presents a photographic journey through the Arctic home of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.
  • Dan Ritzman--wilderness guide, photographer, and former Alaska resident.
  • Incredible photography from "America's Serengeti," the threatened coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, depicting dall sheep, musk oxen, caribou and all the life, splendor and beauty of America's Arctic wilderness.
  • The story of the Gwich'in culture, a 20,000 year cycle of life with the caribou in Alaska and northern Canada.
  • An exploration of the awesome beauty of the Arctic Refuge, its ecological and cultural significance, the life of the Gwich'in Indians, and Alaska's oil industry.
The Alaska Coalition is a group of over 400 conservation, sporting, and religious groups working to protect Alaska's public lands.

WHERE: Hadley Auditorium, University of Dubuque, Dunlap Technology Center, University Ave. at McCormick St.
WHEN: Monday, March 19, 7:00 PM
Sponsored by: White Pine Group/Sierra Club; Dubuque Audubon Society; University of Dubuque, Environmental Science Dept.

Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-AK) has unveiled his National Energy Policy bill, which includes a measure to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. In addition. Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT) along with Sen. Joe Lieberman (R-CT) introduced measures in Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 28 to protect the Arctic Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness.

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 PM, Northeast Iowa Community College, Auditorium
Sponsored by the Upper Iowa Audubon Society

Monday, March 19, 8:40 AM, WDBQ with Tom Berryman, NewsTalk 1490 AM
Pending, Monday, March 19, Between 1- 5 PM, KDTH with Gary Edwards, 1370 AM

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