The Land We Live In

Jayme Dittmar, James Q Martin, Tom Attwater, Lane Brown | 2017 | 6 min.

2018 Official Selection


The Brooks Range Council (BRC) was formed in the summer of 2012 as it became clear that the Alaska Department of Transportation was rapidly advancing its plan to build a 220-mile road into the Brooks Range to construct several open-pit copper mines in the region. John Gaedeke, the Chairman of the BRC, has multi-generational roots at Iniakuk Lake where his family owns a lodge in the heart of the the Brooks Range wilderness. John created this grassroots organization to give a voice to the local opposition of the proposed Ambler Road. The Land We Live In works to advocate for the people, landscape, and wildlife that would be directly impacted by the potential development.

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