Alaska Center for the Environment was founded in 1971 and is now one of the largest organizations in Alaska dedicated to preserving the immense beauty of this state (issues range from forests, transportation, and public lands through education and advocacy). As a non-profit organization, ACE is supported primarily by the over 8,000 households who support us through membership. ACE works on protecting our National Forests, the Chugach and Tongass and other public lands from rampant salvage logging. We also are working to insure Alaska` transportation planning is done with the least amount of impact to the environment. We are also working to insure the Chugach National Forest plan is developed with conservation minded policies. Other issues include planning to minimize impacts from development to Potter Marsh, developing recycling for Anchorage, protecting the Kenai Peninsula`s brown bears, and protecting the Tokasitna area from a huge development project. We will succeed on these issues by involving our members, the Alaskan public, and interested citizens from around the country.