In Their Own Words  

ACF’s Board of Directors is made up of talented and caring individuals from Alaska and the Lower 48 who share an unwavering commitment to protect Alaska and the ways of life it sustains. Hear why they support ACF and join them by making a gift online today.

Ruth with her dog team

“I’m on the ACF board because it is an organization focused on making the environmental community-groups and people, strong and successful. The wild lands, waters, and wildlife of Alaska feed my soul, and I will work until I die to make sure they continue to thrive.”
-Ruth Wood, Talkeetna, AK

Verner on his fishing boat

“I’ve met people from around the world during my college days and now with my job. Alaska is still mysterious and interesting to so many people as a relatively pristine place full of wildlife and magnificent scenery. As a commercial and subsistence fishermen, my family and I are so lucky to live here, to still be able to catch abundant wild salmon every summer as our ancestors did. We must work hard every day to protect what makes Alaska unique, that’s why I’m honored to serve on the ACF board.”
-Verner Stor Wilson III, Anchorage, AK

David on Little Diomede Island

“Communication is the key to healthy relationships, healthy organizations, and effective advocacy. ACF’s success depends on how well we tell the stories about the special people and wild places that make Alaska one of the most unique locations on earth.”
-David Hardenbergh, Anchorage, AK

Marcia with Helen Nienhueser

“I want to continue to make a difference in the world with my life and I am honored and humbled to be part of the Alaska Conservation Foundation. I believe ACF is making a huge difference in preserving and protecting this precious place, the health of which affects our entire planet.”
-Marcia I. Lamb, Ashland, OR and Dunnedin, FL

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