WMAN Conference

Alaska is hosting the 2014 WMAN Conference!

The Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) held their 2014 conference May 8-11th in Anchorage, Alaska.  Several Alaska-based organizations working on mining issues nominated Alaska as a conference location to energize mining-impacted communities to work together toward health, sustainability, and environmental justice.  WMAN holds a conference every other year. Stay tuned to find out where the next one will be held!


2011 WMAN conference participants on a field trip to the Hatchet Lake Indian Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada. Field trip participants learned about uranium mining’s impacts on the region. Source: MiningWatch Canada.

The Western Mining Action Network’s mission is to foster and support a strong network that protects communities, land, water, air, and wildlife by reforming mining practices and holding governments and corporations accountable.

Nearly 100 organizations representing racially and economically diverse mining-impacted communities in the US and Canada participate in WMAN.  WMAN provides opportunities for these groups to educate themselves and others, increase their ability to positively influence decision-making, and cooperate to create positive social change that goes beyond the boundaries of any one location or issue.

For more about WMAN, please visit www.wman-info.org

The Conference

WMAN hosts a biennial conference.  These conferences provide an excellent venue for technical training, skill development, exchanging information on company track records, networking, and strategizing with the goal of improving mining industry performance and protecting communities and the environment.  Citizens from across the continent typically attend.  WMAN strives for as large and diverse a group of conference participants as possible within its financial means.

If you or your group need more information, please contact Aimee Boulanger at aboulanger(at)whidbey.com


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