Paul Moinester

Before trucker hats and polarized sunglasses were a fixture of his wardrobe, Paul Moinester spent years wearing a suit and tie championing major conservation initiatives as a senior legislative aid in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tired of being an armchair-conservationist, Paul escaped from his deskbound life and spent the next two years wading waist-deep into endangered waters across the United States and Ireland. Now based in Seattle, Paul runs Last Frontier Strategies, a collective of outdoorsmen/women working to address some of the planet’s most significant conservation challenges.

How Activist Sam Weis Fought for Alaska’s Wilderness While Battling Cancer
Photo: Dave McCoy
How Activist Sam Weis Fought for Alaska’s Wilderness While Battling Cancer
Paul Moinester

The stakes were high and the odds were long. A wild Alaskan paradise, a frontier community and a tribe of Alaska Natives hung in the balance, their fates inextricably linked to the colossal coalfield beneath the headwaters of the Chuitna River and the coal barons who owned it. Unfortunately, for Sam Weis, the fight to…

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Chuitna: More Than Just Salmon on the Line Film
Chuitna: More Than Just Salmon on the Line Film
Chuitna: More Than Just Salmon on the Line Film
Paul Moinester

Watch Chuitna – More Than Salmon On The Line. After a successful run on the film tour circuit and dozens of local screenings, we’re thrilled to share this short film with you for free. Video: Trip Jennings Stop a Massive Open-Pit Coal Strip Mine on the Chuitna River Please join the fight and help Judy, Larry, Terry…

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Save the Chuitna: Watch the Trailer and Join the Fight Against Coal Mining on Salmon Streams
Save the Chuitna: Watch the Trailer and Join the Fight Against Coal Mining on Salmon Streams
Save the Chuitna: Watch the Trailer and Join the Fight Against Coal Mining on Salmon Streams
Paul Moinester

There is something intensely visceral and awe-inspiring about the Chuitna Watershed. Deep pools teeming with wild Pacific salmon pervade the vast landscape. Oversized tracks from grizzlies and moose are omnipresent, creating an eerie feeling as you navigate through fields of fireweed. And the spirit of the native Tyonek people, who have called this land home…

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Chuitna Mine Is Endangering Salmon
Chuitna Mine Is Endangering Salmon
Chuitna Mine Is Endangering Salmon
Paul Moinester

Peering out the window of the plane, I took a deep breath and tried to soak it all in. The sun was glistening on the expansive mudflats, casting a bright glow over the pristine landscape. To the west, the Alaska Range was commandeering the sky, its snowcapped peaks piercing the clouds. Everywhere the eye could…

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