Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) has worked in the region since 1970. As a coalition of 13 member groups in 12 communities, stretching along the coast from Ketchikan to Yakutat, its goal is to safeguard the integrity of Southeast Alaska's unsurpassed natural environment, while supporting the sustainable use of our region's natural resources. Together with it's allies -- local communities, commercial and sport fishermen, Alaska Natives, tourism and recreation business owners, small-scale high-value-added wood product manufacturers, hunters and guides, and Americans from all walks of life -- it works to protect important fish and wildlife habitat and reduce destructive clearcutting on the Tongass National Forest.

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2015.

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The Taku River in Southeast Alaska drains a watershed equivalent in size to the state of Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Grant history


$3,000 - To support an organizational planning retreat. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - For a retreat to hone SEACC's board skills in board member recruitment, durable decision making, nurturing organizational leadership, and managing minority viewpoints. Opportunity fund


$2,800 - To take key decision-makers and members of the media on flights over the Taku River and Tulsequah Chief Mine to see the potential for damage to salmon habitat caused by barging operations from local mining activities. Opportunity fund


$2,000 - To raise public awareness on the upcoming Kensington decision and its impact on the proposed Pebble mine. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To support several southwest Alaska Native organizations to submit an amicus curiae brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to support the plaintiffs in the Kensington Mine litigation. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To hire a professional to negotiate the terms and design of Kensington mine prior to July 1st, when final permits will be issued to Coeur Alaska corporation. Opportunity fund


$50,000 - To safeguard protected areas and protect high quality wildlife and fisheries habitat in Alaska's Tongass National Forest from logging, mining, road-construction and privatization. Place-based conservation


$3,000 - To provide a three day board/staff training in development and decision-making processes. Opportunity fund


$1,000 - To oppose Kensington Mine's disposal of mining wastes into a nearby lake which they seek to designate as a 'waste treatment system.' Opportunity fund


$2,000 - To provide essential computer systems for the office. Opportunity fund


$55,100 - To defend and protect fish and wildlife habitat in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest and the transboundary Taku watershed threatened by clearcuts, roads, mines, land trades and privatization, and to upgrade the organization's computer technology. Place-based conservation


$2,400 - To facilitate a teleconference for the SEACC board of directors. Opportunity fund


$1,500 - To provide a facilitator for the Alaska Mining Meeting Summit. Opportunity fund


$50,000 - To defend and protect fish and wildlife habitat in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest and the transboundary Taku watershed. Place-based conservation


$500 - To provide staff with an introduction to environmental economics and its applications. Opportunity fund