Alex Carr Johnson

Ahoy. Alex, here.

It looks like we are stuck on this island for a while, so we might as well get to know each other: I am a queer conservation professional, writer, husband, long-distance traveler, and ecological intersectionista. I currently make my home in Anchorage, Alaska on unceded Dena’ina Athabaskan lands. I prefer he/they pronouns.

In my daily professional life, I prioritize building collective power to advocate for landscape-scale resilience during a time of massive global change. I try to do so through reciprocal and right relationship with the people whose lives, families, cultures, and communities are most vulnerable to being negatively impacted by the ongoing ecological crises of our moment. I work to use my privilege to align institutional conservation resources with the individuals and communities who are best positioned to speak on their own behalf.

Over the last several years, I have been devoting most of my energies to stop the proposed Ambler mining industrial corridor through the Brooks Range of Northwest Alaska.

In my creative life, I am drawn toward participating in queer and liberatory spaces that honor the complexity of what it means to be human. We live in a messy, dynamic, and beautiful living world. I seek to actively understand the mess, to tell stories that communicate the dynamism, and to inspire others to envision and then fight for a world we can all live in. Here’s to learning and unlearning. Here’s to listening to your heart and then living honestly, openly, and freely. Here’s to reveling in the beauty. Life’s too short to be sad, mean, or bored.

For inquiries, you can send me a line here.