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Alaska Forum on the Environment
February 3, 2014 - February 7, 2014
The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists and community elders. The diversity of attendees sets this conference apart from any other. The 2014 event will be our 16th year providing a strong educational foundation for all Alaskan’s and a unique opportunity to interact with others on environmental issues and challenges.
Over 1,500 people attend AFE to learn more about the environment and meet other Alaskans that work in the environmental field. The Planning Committee includes representatives from the: US Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, US Air Force, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, US Forest Service, CH2M Hill, ConocoPhillips, Ecology & Environment and many others. Please see our Leadership Page page for more information.
The Forum provides an opportunity for State, local, Federal, military, private, and Native leaders and professionals to come together and discuss the latest projects, processes, and issues that affect us here in Alaska.
The main Forum sessions will be Monday through Thursday. Friday of the Forum will support more focused sessions on topics that may take a full comprehensive day.
What does Alaska Forum on the Environment offer?
AFE offers a broad range of plenary sessions with nationally recognized keynote speakers. There are over 80 breakout sessions which are organized by subject tracks including: climate change, emergency response, environmental regulations, fish and wildlife populations, rural issues, energy, military issues, business issues, pollution prevention, contaminants, and others. In the past five years, AFE has offered technical sessions on a diversity of environmental issues such as; energy issues, alternative energy sources for rural villages, subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering on federal lands, biological studies, bioterrorism, effects of climate change, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, military environmental restoration, and tribal and federal government-to-government policies.