No Ambler Road - 2023



Roads and bridges ruin many streams and our caribou migration is vital for maintaining a traditional lifestyle

Jackolyn Tillman (Anchorage, 2023-04-16)


I’m signing because I am strongly against the road because t will affect out animal migration and marine life

Jennifer Smith (Selawik, 2023-04-16)


It's necessary. We need our migration of caribou.

Delbert Mitchell III (Selawik, 2023-04-16)


This town’s government needs to listen to its citizens more than corporations. There’s been widespread opposition to the last three projects that have been approved by the government. Subsistence camps have already been affected by storms and other signs of global warning. Protecting the land and water is essential to this community, and all the villages it’s the seat of.

Charlie Santos (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


With the Changing Climate, and impacts to come, I feel this road and mining exploration is extremely irresponsible to do this to our future generations - to take away the certainty of safety and security of subsistence and life as we know it. We owe it to the future generations to do our best, to be able to tell them We Tried. Let us try our best to flight Climate Change, and attempt to change the current path of humanity. The way we are heading, is a route of major fatalities, losses of society, and impacts to everything on earth.
Please, allow our Northwestern Alaskan Arctic to be apart of the 30x30, and preserve our livihood and every aspect of live as we know it. It is negatively impactful to every aspect of our environments and each of their inhabitants.

It is unfair to our Northwestern Alaskan people, given 97% are completely unaware of majority of aspects and information on the projects containing the road and mining exploration.
Public commentary is scheduled for the busiest times of our seasons, not allowing people to attend. Research information is also lacking many major and certain information on the true negative imacts these projects will have to our region and all life within.
I came home in 2021, after a lifetime of being away, and a lifetime of wishing I was home in the Arctic. In the states and in Indigenous Reservations, I have seen the way the land is stripped of it's properties, the ways animals, water cycles, plants, insects, humans, and soils are negatively impacted by many aspects. We have a delicate cycle that we are a part of within nature. Everything is truly connected, one way or another.
The beginning of my life as a child, and after traveling for years, I knew that our Arctic is where I want to create a home, with my heart, soul, our people, and communities. I want to see our people and culture live for as long as possible. Not just live, but flourish, heal, and truly live the best possible lives.

It fears me to my very core, this road.

As a youth, I beg you. As a human, I beg you. I beg on behalf of our environments, and their inhabitants. For the sake of our world and its' future.

We are the ancestors of the future - We owe it to the generations to come, to try our best to create a world where they are able to grow, flourish, and live within with culturally solid and strong ties.

Please, preserve the health of our lands, animals, water, and people. Do not let them build this road.

Our Arctic animals, waters, lands, and air, guides us, and allows us to live. To live both a balancedb Inupiaq and western livihoods.

Please protect our culture, people, environments, resources. Please do not allow the Road to Ambler, or any mining exploration.

Kayla Nay (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


Because I don’t agree with the monetization of non-renewable resources at the cost of endangering the environment of the region.
I also don’t agree with making the region road-accessible to outside travelers who don’t value the lifestyle of the region, and who potentially bring a great risk of harm to inhabitants of the region.
Short-term fiscal benefits are not worth the long-term damage that would be inevitable.

Erin Edenshaw (Fairbanks, 2023-04-16)


I am a hunter, fisherman, & subsistence gather who was fortunate enough to experience the traditional subsistence lifestyle passed down from my parents, I would like to pass down that knowledge to my children so they can live off the land when the time comes. With the Ambler road & mining project, I fear the possibility of that becoming a reality drastically dropping, as there may not be any healthy habitat left for the animals, fish & birds to thrive off of, especially when the water that we all drink out of comes from upriver, once that becomes polluted what water will we drink? Will the animals still migrate through that same area once the traffic of the mining project comes to pass??? Will there not be any accidental spillage??? Who knows, but I would like my children to continue to live off the land as our ancestors did, and if signing this petition helps then so be it… Taikuu

Jon ryan Adams (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


I’m signing this because I want to protect our land for subsistence hunting and many other reasons I am afraid it would have to impact our people and the way of life we are living.

Vernita Foster (Selawik, 2023-04-16)


I’m signing because this would have a huge impact on the migration of the animals which would cause a more problems for the people who depend on the animals for food, food in the stores are getting more expensive and most of the time hunting and fishing is what people rely on for food, and as a local commercial fisherman, I know a lot of people rely on that for money and more importantly for food as well, as the animals would have to change their migration routes, we the people would also have to spend more money on gas which that would be another terrible problem, we the people would have to go further in searching for our food, fighting the weather and conditions greater than they already are, I’m sure you guys know about so many good people falling through the ice traveling, breaking down and freezing up to where it’s too late, just recently those two kids had gotten lost in the storm and had lost their lives, the further out we need to go out for our food, the more losses we will face, yes people can be smart about knowing when to go out but there’s plenty that will need to go out for their food no matter what, and the road will cause so many problems such as those and that’s just the beginning. I’m still young and have plenty to learn about our land and how the animals come around for their migration, but a person who knows all about it can give you a bigger list of the problems we will face, give the younger ones like myself a chance at learning our past and our culture and heritage which is depleting away on its own. The way we hunt and fish and go out for food for our families may be the only thing left of our culture.

Billy Nelson (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


I’m against the ambler road and it’s intentions.

Zachery Johnson (Noorvik, 2023-04-16)


I do not approve the road

Daralynn Carter (Buckland, 2023-04-16)


There are so few places in the world with untouched land. We need to preserve as much as possible to ensure the life of this planet.

Lewis Pagel (Kotzebue , 2023-04-16)


This road will effect the hunting for our people. Our caribou migrations is already effecting the villages, with this road it will effect us even more.

Kyle Minks sr (Kiana , 2023-04-16)


I am signing this petition because I want to protect the Kobuk river, salmon, caribou, and the land from destruction by a road and more mines. To protect the land, water, and Inupiat.

Andrea Boyd (Silverdale , 2023-04-16)


I’m signing because the tundra is a fragile place that takes lifetimes to rebound from the damage human traffic and life causes. The communities will not benefit from this as much as the corporations and entities using the land. Migration patterns will change impacting subsistence life and water downriver will be impacted changing fishing health.

Aletha Duchene (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


I’m signing because we need to preserve our land. If we build this road we don’t know how it going to affect our animals.

Chloe Naylor (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


I’m signing because I want to save our land

Martha Riley (Kotzebue, 2023-04-16)


We subsist the caribou herd that migrate through.

Helenmarie Sinnok (SHISHMAREF, 2023-04-17)


Subsistence activities are a crucial part of our region and an important component to life in the Arctic.

Ronto Roney (Kotzebue , 2023-04-17)


If this road is built, we’ll see a lot of traffic, accidents, some fatal, more non-natives sports hunting and fishing, changes to lakes, streams, creeks and rivers, mostly interfering with wildlife, the food we live on, it will be a domino effect and we’ll be devastated too, only companies will be happy, lowering their cost but yet raising their prices to villagers and even alcohol will be rampant, causing more harm to our people and environment

Glenna Parrish (Buckland, 2023-04-17)


I oppose the road

Cyrus Harris (Kotzebue , 2023-04-17)


Retaining our culture and tradditions is more important than all the money in the world. Big money destroys everything in its path and walks away without a care regardless of the permanent damage done to the people and environment.

Robert Schaeffer (Kotzebue, 2023-04-17)


The ambler road will ruin so many things- hunting routes- migration patterns- AND bring unnecessary traffic. Just another form of cultural genocide.

Bailey Schaeffer (Kotzebue , 2023-04-17)


I'm signing this because it will change migration of caribous and other animals I know this because I live in kivalina where it has changed migration of sea animals we don't get alot of animals near our village anymore we have to travel farther out on the ice to reach the whale migration but we can't travel far out on the ice anymore because of ice changes it does not get thick anymore

Cyrus Koenig (Kivalina, 2023-04-17)


Protect the land and rivers, safety. What was stated above.

Shila Cleveland (Anchorage , 2023-04-17)


I am signing because I don't want the Kobuk river/water, land, Caribou, fish, and berries to be destroyed. I grew up on the Kobuk river fishing and camping and I will visit in the future and bring my children.

angel stickman (Fairbanks , 2023-04-17)


I love our natural resources and subsistence way of life. I LOVE our salmon.

Catherine Greene (Kotzebue, 2023-04-19)


I have heard tribal members and long time residents speak on this issue and it seems clear that a road would impact subsistence hunting and fishing negatively as well as adding in a whole slew of new problems, including putting girls and women at risk.

Elizabeth Withnall (Kotzebue , 2023-04-19)


I do not want this road built.

Sophie Cleveland (Shungnak , 2023-04-19)


This physical barrier across river headwaters would necessarily affect water quality for both the Kobuk River, which drains into Kotzebue Sound, and the Koyukuk River, which feeds the Yukon. If approved, the road and mines would bring sedimentation, streambed destruction, habitat removal, migratory obstacles, and a potentially extreme compromise of valuable water resources. Designing stable holding ponds for copper sludge and toxic tailings to last for hundreds of years seems unrealistic.
Caribou are also sensitive to human disturbances. Local knowledge, backed with radio-collar data, suggest that if caribou leaders cross a road the others will follow, but they can be startled back for many miles, disrupting the normal cycles of mating and migration. The population of caribou in the Western Arctic herd is currently in decline.
In a world where people struggle, fight, and sue over access to clean water and to natural resources that are food supplies, why would we let the Ambler Road be built? What price are we willing to pay for a generation of mining?

Karen Keck (Elim, 2023-04-19)


If this road is built it will majorly effect the caribou migration, i am young but i've seen the impact that the red dog mine port road has made on the migration of the caribou that come through the coast. With having a family camp in sisaulik

Otto Kenworthy jr (Kotzebue, 2023-04-20)


The people, animals and plants of this region deserve better.

Kris Rose (Kotzebue, 2023-04-20)


I'm signing because we are fighting the same fight to protect our land, air and water all over the state. Mine is fighting the Donlin Mine on our Kuskokwim spawning River.

Beverly Hoffman (Bethel, 2023-04-20)


We would like to keep our subsistence alive.

Marceline Lee Lee (Kotzebue, 2023-04-20)


I want to preserve the land for the next generation

Lydia Agnus (Kotzebue , 2023-04-20)


Because I want to protect our wildlife and water

Angeline Gooden (Kobuk, 2023-04-20)


We have to protect all of our wild places from the scourge of mining companies because they have already shown us that they will not protect them.

Kathy Hanson (BETHEL, 2023-04-20)


I am a tribal member

Michelle Johnson (Northpole , 2023-04-20)


Fishing and hunting are a way of Alaakan life
This would damage that life

Karen Gillis (Kotzebue , 2023-04-21)


I’m signing because the land is important to our region. The land that provides for our villages.

Samantha Dehling (Noorvik, 2023-04-21)


The land around the upper Kobuk is precious and needs to be protected so that the people who have lived there for generations can continue living their subsistence lifestyle.

Deidre McMullin (Kalispell, 2023-04-22)


I’m signing because I deserve to be heard. We need to protect our subsistence resources. The Ambler road would be so environmentally irresponsible and the impact to our communities would be detrimental to our Iñupiaq way of life. Our land has gifted us so much, we must remember our Iñupiat Ilitqusiat and Respect for Nature. Destroying natural environments for non-renewable resource development goes against our Iñupiat Ilitqusiat.

Macy Kenworthy (Kotzebue, 2023-04-22)


We don't need this road built we need to keep our land clean we need our food. We don't need to be connected to anyone else. There will be to much drugs and alcohol brought in which we don't need.

Renee Kingeak (Kotzebue , 2023-04-22)


This road would kill the way people of the Kobuk River. We live the way we lived for thousands of years why change now for some money hungry politicians.

Waylon Schuerch (Kiana , 2023-04-23)


I love our land and our people and protecting our land protects our people

Brenda Evak (Kotzebue , 2023-04-24)


I believe my home needs to be protected. This road will disrupt our ways of hunting and gathering. Please don’t do this

Kelli Johnson (Anchorage, 2023-04-24)


I am signing this petition because I of many tribal members do not want this road built due to environmental concerns.

Kanesha Schmaltz (Fairbanks, 2023-04-24)


I am a resident of Kotzebue raising my Inupiaq boys here and would love for them to have the opportunity to live off of the land for many years to come.

Ashley Hansen (Kotzebue, 2023-04-24)


I’m signing because this road will have negative effects on the environment surrounding it, which includes my hometown area. This will have lasting effects as well. Long ago it was said that the Koyukuk River used to be clean and clear, but now it’s not. Thanks to mining up in the headwaters. It’s bad enough that trawlers are taking our salmon away, the domino effects of this road will make it worse.

Kylee Beatus (Hughes, 2023-04-24)


I have always been opposed to the Ambler road.

Valerie Bergman (Allakaket, 2023-04-24)


I believe the road would ruin our subsistence way of life. I am a mother of one daughter and three boys that if the road is built they will not get to grow up learning our way of a subsistence life style because of the damage this road will do to the natural habitat the animals. I am a tribal member n I say no to the Ambler Road

Charlotte Custer (Anchorage , 2023-04-24)


The road will not benefit us in any way but it will definitely ruin our lands, our water, our subsistence and our people. I am against the road for every reason.

Dena Sam (Alatna, 2023-04-24)


Because of all the necessities of hunting and gathering our native food! We live off our land and this will demolish everything and the caribou herds.

Rena Ballot (Selawik, 2023-04-25)


Our land is beautiful and should remain untouched as much as possible. Years from now, I don’t want this land torn apart and dying when my great grandchildren are living here. It’s already being massively effected.

Lisa Dark (Fairbanks, 2023-04-25)


I'm signing because I want to protect the pristine wilderness. I want to keep the waters clean and see the caribou continue to migrate thru in vast numbers. Find another way to earn money that doesn't harm the environment !

Sharon Milbocker (Kotzebue , 2023-04-25)


I’m signing because I am against the Ambler road, because I live on the Koyukon river and I don’t want the river and land to be contaminated for my kids and grandkids

Donovan Nickoli (Allakaket , 2023-04-25)


I live a subsistence lifestyle along with my boyfriend and 7 kids here in Allakaket. The proposed road would be a huge disaster to our river and land as we would be down river from the road. It will kill off any remaining spawning fish we get, and the animals will move on when we get more hunters coming off the road to hunt for sport.

Louise Moses (Allakaket , 2023-04-26)


I’m enrolled to Allakaket tribe but I wish to enroll to Ambler tribe, I may because my dad and his late dad are and were members. My children may enroll if I should choose so. Point is, the land is also my kids’ land they’ll need to hunt and grow culturally. No Ambler Road!

Corinna Gray (Fairbanks, 2023-04-26)


I have guided backpacking, canoeing, rafting and basecamp trips all over the Brooks Range for 50 years. This road and associated mines would destroy my way of living.

Ronald Yarnell (Fairbanks, 2023-04-26)


I do not support the ambler road.

Chantel Beetus (Fairbanks, 2023-04-26)


I'm signing because I have a right to do so

Mabel Sours (Fairbanks , 2023-04-26)


We need to protect our most precious resource, our LAND, for our children and grandchildren.

Jennifer Adams (string:SOLDOTNA, 2023-04-26)


Worried for the future and our kids. Never know what can go wrong along that road.

Christopher Anahonak (Hughes, 2023-04-26)


This our land and water and the animals need it to survive.

Floyd Vent (Huslia, 2023-04-27)


The Ambler road proposal makes no economic sense and promises only to wreak havoc upon the environment and cultures of the areas it would traverse.i

Marie Lozo (Ester, 2023-04-27)


I believe that first people and indigenous Americans have experienced unfairness beyond measure. They've had their land stolen, their families destroyed, and experienced multigenerational trauma that has had untold epigenetic changes that resulted in affects on people today that haven't even been documented yet. NO MORE UNFAIRNESS FOR NATIVE PEOPLES!

Ann Carpenter (Salem, 2023-04-27)


That road will ruin all our Subsistence way of lifestyle. We depend on the food.

Lenora Davis (Selawik, 2023-04-27)


I lived in the NANA region for nearly 7 years working for the National Park Service. The Kobuk River and it’s tributaries are a vital resource to the entire ecosystem. The proposed project will have significant, long lasting negative effects on the river, caribou, fish and so much more. It is in the best interests of my friends that still live in the region to keep this road out.

Nicole Shepherd (Cashmere , 2023-04-27)


I'm signing to avoid the destruction of land.

Robert Schaeffer II (Kotzebue, 2023-04-27)


I don’t want native land to be hurt by the ambler road.

Kristen Williamson (Anchorage, 2023-04-27)


I don't want the road built. To much access to the villages. It will change the routes of the caribou and interrupt with other animal and hunters. No need for a road from a Village to a city where's drug and alcohol access. It will give more access to our people and we don't need that in our villages.

Josephine Morris-Koenig (Kivalina, 2023-04-28)


I am signing this because this will negatively impact the ecology of our changing environment. Everything is interconnected, with one species being impacted it will have a ripple effect on others. Our people need our lands to be untouched. History has shown that once that resource has been taken, our people will be left with the wreckage and the negative impacts will reach outside the Ambler region.

Kristen Reece (North Pole , 2023-04-30)


I am a subsistence gatherer that rely on the wa caribou that migrate in these areas an the migration patterns are impacted by developments such as roads
An commercial guiding industry. Our native people oppose this road wholeheartedly.

Morris D Nassuk (Koyuk, 2023-05-04)


The arctic should stay preserved

Dries Jacobs (Bruges, 2023-05-04)


Subsistence lifestyle will be affected

Sidney Cleveland (Ambler, 2023-05-05)


I’m signing because our culture, traditions and our hunting grounds will be affected in so many ways. Our inupaiq culture we live off the land jus as our ancestors did and shown us the places where the ambler road will be taking place. Our traditions and our culture is who we are and we as a nana reign will be affected in so many different ways. Our food the caribou/bird migration, the fish and the pollution will be harmful for the animals and as a inupaiq that lives off the land we will be affected too. NO TO AMBLER ROAD

Kade Downey (Noorvik, 2023-05-06)


It will destroy our way of life through over population and damaging our rivers and land, also our caribou migration. Pollution for our fish. Who knows what else is on the hidden agenda. God help our leaders making decisions for us

Iva Baker (Kotzebue , 2023-05-09)


The culture, resources, and livelihood of the Kobuk River and Northwest Arctic need to be preserved

David Fleming (Scottsdale, 2023-05-10)


This is sacred land

Giovanni Terrell (Kotzebue, 2023-05-19)


This road would have a negative impact on our subsistence lifestyle

Sheila Stein (Kotzebue , 2023-05-25)


I live on the Tanana River near, Fairbanks & originally from North Pole, Alaska. In between 2 military bases & at least 2 superfund sites a couple blocks from an oil refinery and the Trans-Alaska pipeline. We know first hand what road access does to communities along the road route. The inevitable garbage and fluid spills effects on our wildlife, water, air and land, we all depend on for life, cannot be understated!

Etta Maillard (Fairbanks, 2023-05-27)


I am against all mining or anything that will harm our environment.

Rebecca Derendoff (Huslia, 2023-05-27)


We need our caribou

Roberta Moto (Deering, 2023-08-19)


i want my children to be able to live off of the land and hunt freely.

Heather Clark (Selawik, 2023-08-19)


We need to keep our environment safe

Ethel Adams (Kivalina, 2023-08-19)


I don’t want the road! It’s going to ruin our subsisting life style!

Jaden Ramoth (Selawik, 2023-08-19)


The ambler road will ruin our fish and game throughout the whole region.

Laura Griest (Shungnak, 2023-08-19)


There is too much at steak. For little opportunity. Not worth it. Save our land, trees, air, water.

Marvin Sheldon (Ambler, 2023-08-19)


I know what the impact of this road will do, it will change the caribou migration, all the moose and bears will be killed off, water will be contaminated and no more fish, more alcohol and drugs will come to the villages and more outside hunters, we don’t need this.

Darlene Seeberger (Anchorage, 2023-08-19)



Kristen Dau (Kotzebue , 2023-08-19)


Protecting our land neans alot to me, I want my kids to grow up with a better life and putting a road to Ambler is not it.

Matt Cooper (Kotzebue, 2023-08-19)


Because we need to preserve our Subsistence way of Survival , Caribou, Moose, birds, plants , fish and the possibility of vehicle traffic from the south ,they might sneak in booze and drugs or a new disease

Clyde Ramoth (Selawik, 2023-08-19)


Because I think this road will effect the caribou migration

Louis Edenshaw (Kotzebue, 2023-08-19)


No road to ambler

Zayden Commack (Buckland, 2023-08-19)


I don't want the migration to mess up our hunting and fishing.

Alice Jackson (Kiana, 2023-08-19)


Our region has little land and more people to save our natural food.

Margaret Schaeffer (Wasilla, 2023-08-19)


I lived and seen Ambler AK as my beautiful hometown, and I hope my future kids will experience the things I did growing up such as hunting and subsisting etc.

Katelyn Greist Adorno Arellano (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


We live off the land for generations. We can teach our next generations so they can teach theirs too.

Tori Wells (Kiana, 2023-08-19)


I am Alaskan Native and I am an ally for other Alaskan Native cultures fighting for their land rights and to continue their traditional way of life.

Shayla Ginnis (Anchorage, 2023-08-19)


I want this land to remain undisturbed for generations to come.

Claire Todd (Anchorage, 2023-08-19)


Save our traditional ways of providing for our future

Deyone Shults (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


The ambler road is an waste of money and would put significant strain on local communities and their food sources

Arleigh Hitchcock (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


The proposed Ambler road was slated to cross Evansville Inc. land until we passed a resolution against the road and not allow it to cross Evansville land.

Wayne Musser (Bettles , 2023-08-19)


I grew up Bettles located on the Koyukuk river. Our family hunts and fishes on the John river, where one of the many proposed bridges will cross. Once this area is impacted, it will never return to the wilderness it is today.

Kendall Musser (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


This willl effect our hunting by disrupting caribou migration trails

Elizabeth Strassburg (Allakaket, 2023-08-19)


I want to protect the land for future generations.

Martha Bravo (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


for future generations.

Ariella Edwards (Sitka, 2023-08-19)


To protect the wildlife, water, land.

Charla Mitchell (Anchorage, 2023-08-19)


This will affect our hunting grounds here in the nana region the road spreads from the Fairbanks, Anchorage highway past our hunting grounds and migration

Christian Patterson (Noorvik , 2023-08-19)


I believe in a subsistence lifestyle to stay alive and for our land to be unbothered for centuries to come.

Tanesha Lie (Fairbanks, 2023-08-19)


I'm afraid it may effect our caribou migration route, we already have issue with little or no caribou during our fall hunt on the Noatak.

Nellie Wesley (Noatak , 2023-08-19)


We need our fish, we need our land that helped us out for thousands of years. Hunting and fishing is our life.

Theodore Tickett (Shungnak , 2023-08-19)


I don’t want the Ambler road to happen.

Deanna Davis (Shungnak, 2023-08-19)


I grew up seeing thousands of caribou pass was a way of to harvest them use them gfor food and clothing...they are now diminishing in numbers, forcing the local native people to search hard for other resources for food...

Roy Mendenhall (Chugiak, 2023-08-19)


I want to protect the resources here for the people here and not exploit them for someone else’s profits

Tracey Schaeffer (Kotzebue , 2023-08-19)


I believe that the road is not in the best interest of maintaining our lifestyle.

Carl Jennings (Kotzebue , 2023-08-19)


Lives on the Kobuk River

Robert Nazuruk Nazuruk (Noorvik , 2023-08-19)


I have lived in Kotzebue for over 8 years and subsistence is a major way of life. This unspoiled land is very special and sacred and the needs of the Iñupiat people should not be disrupted.

Teri Doughfman-Billings (Kotzebue, 2023-08-19)


There are just too many negatives and zero positives. The environment is my biggest fear, nothing good comes with that road. Canadian mining companies have a bad reputation when it comes to mining and oil.
The road isn’t going to stay private, it’ll become a state operated road.

Lenora Moses (Kotzebue, 2023-08-19)


I have land & camp site in another persons name on the KOBUK River

Doreen reed (Kotzebue, 2023-08-19)


We don’t a road to destroy our land

Grace Outwater (Kiana, 2023-08-19)


i live in the Kobuk Tuver

Shaedyn Barr (Kiana , 2023-08-19)


I have family who this would deeply affect.

Ava Johnson (Anchorage , 2023-08-19)


I’m against it being a public road.

Millie Sheldon (Kiana, 2023-08-19)


My paternal grandparents are originally from Shungnak. I grew up going to Pik River and camping and living the subsistence lifestyle. With this road will come pollution. This land is beautiful and full of precious wildlife we need to protect!

Georgianna Cleveland (Corvallis , 2023-08-19)


I’m signing because I grew up in Shungnak. I want to bring my kids home and teach them the substance I learn.

Lulu Foxglove (Anchorage , 2023-08-19)


The impacts of having a road from the rest of Alaska will not be guaranteed to stay closed to the public. We have a fragile ecosystem that has provided out traditional foods for countless generations and this road could potentially wipe out our land and marine resources we depend on.
If more people have access we would deplete our natural resources and could lose our culture. The risk vs reward is not worth it. It not only impacts the inupiat but all who live in our region and the Doyon region.

Karmen Monigold (Kotzebue , 2023-08-19)


We do not want the Ambler Road

Barbara Jennings (Anchorage , 2023-08-20)


I believe in protecting our lands and way of life.

Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer (Palmer , 2023-08-20)


I want to protect our land and subsistence activities!

Charlene Hadley (Buckland , 2023-08-20)


It would change our caribou migration,our main source of meat

Cheryl Booth (Noatak, 2023-08-27)


I subsist from land,water an air

Anita Ballot (Buckland, 2023-08-27)


I want my grandkids to live how my late grandmother of kobuk did drink from the river and eat the fish and animals that depend on the kobuk river for food and shelter.

Carl Snyder (Kobuk, 2023-08-27)


I live out in Ambler. The road can change a whole lot of thing like the migration of the caribou the fresh water what we drink from. I grew up living off the land. Every year we rely on the caribou the moose and the bears. The animals are worth more to me then the road.

Jeremy Williams (Ambler, 2023-08-28)


Bureaucratic permitting processes and more modern mitigation techniques will not be able to account for one simple fact, this road will not be good for the ecology of the region. The arctic is undergoing immense change and all of the species, including humans, that reside in it are under pressure to adapt at a rapid pace. The caribou are in decline and whether by natural cycle or not, their recovery will be happening in an environment undergoing rapid change. Increased snowfall, increasing brush, longer insect seasons, more fires, etc... All I need to do is ask myself if I want caribou, fish, and berries? The answer is yes. I believe that caribou, berries, sheefish, grayling, salmon, pike, whitefish, bears, moose, beavers, wolverine, wolves, and parky squirrels are more important than building a road to turn rocks into dollars, into smartphones and cars, and back into dollars.

Jacob Mannix (Nome, 2023-08-29)


The effect it will have on our food resources that migrate up and down the area. Planes and or road vehicles will be more accessible near our hunting areas causing the migration to move or disrupt the migration. It is bad enough we have to deal with low flying guides flying in and out of our region. We need more presence of air patrol or flight logs of where and how long the hunters/explorers staying on private or state own lands.

Vernon Adams (Noatak, 2023-08-29)