Fall 2017 - Letter from the Executive Director

 WMC Executive Director, Nate Anderson - Photo: Hannah Rosenkrans

WMC Executive Director, Nate Anderson - Photo: Hannah Rosenkrans

I’m consistently reminded of how fortunate we are to call the Wrangell Mountains home. This can be as simple as seeing someone discover this place for the first time or rediscovering it for ourselves after a long winter away. My introduction to the Wrangells came through an unexpected opportunity to study the Root Glacier and Stairway Icefall with logistical and research support from the Wrangell Mountains Center (WMC). As with so many before me, my first summer in the Wrangells had a lasting impact on my life. Facilitating similar opportunities for others through the WMC is a continuing personal and professional goal. This summer was a success due to our dedicated supporters, stellar staff and volunteers, and devoted board of directors. We worked with researchers, hosted six artists in residence, held numerous lectures, programs, and workshops, and for the first time in four years had a group of 14 students for the seven-week College Program. I hope as you read through this year’s Herald, that you’ll recall what inspires you about this place. Plans for 2018 are already in the works, and I hope that you’re able to join us in the Wrangells. I encourage you to renew your membership, make a year-end contribution, and let us know how the WMC has enriched your life. Our ability to continue connecting people with wildlands through art, science, and education in the Wrangell Mountains is dependent on your new or continuing support. Thank you!

With gratitude,
Nate Anderson
WMC Executive Director