Issues

First Things First Alaska Foundation follows a number of issues we deem important to the economic vitality of Alaska. Click on the issues below for more information.

The US Forest Service is trying to implement a Roadless Rule to stop future development in the Tongass National Forest and the Chugiak National Forest.  Learn more about the issue and what First Things First Alaska is doing to stop it.

Some of the country’s largest environmental groups are reaping in significant sums of money from the federal government – by suing the government. Read about Environmental Litigation here.

The Declining Population in SE Alaska is a of concern to all remaining residents.  Read John Sandor’s recommendations for Reversing the Trend.

On Juneau’s Economy: Read the article, Juneau At A Glance, in the April 2011 issue of Alaska Economic Trends published by the AK Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development.

Re-Opening the AJ Mine is an exciting prospect that could be in the capital city’s future.

The US Geological Survey is in the process of writing its next 10-Year Plan.  Read our Recommended Priorities this federal agency should focus on over the next decade.

Learn about the positive attributes of the proposed Lynn Canal Highway

Gordon Jackson – Tongass Futures Roundtable., high rates of alcohol, suicides.