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Tl'átḵ | Earth Branch

Dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the natural world and traditional lands of the Shtax’héen Ḵwáan

Meet the Team

By actively engaging in environmental management and protection, IGAP plays a critical role in preserving the cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and ecological integrity of Native American tribes. We contribute to the overall well-being of our tribal community by ensuring the sustainable utilization of natural resources and promoting a healthy and balanced environment for current and future generations.

What does Tl'átḵ | Earth Branch do?


Aluminum Can Recycling

WCA IGAP has taken over the the aluminum can recycling program. IGAP staff organize the can crushing evens, shipping and outreach. Funds raised by the aluminum can recycling are used to support local youth programs.

Image by Gary Chan

Free Disposal/Recycling guide

Every year IGAP staff contact local business and individuals to see if collect any materials for recycling and upcycling. IGAP staff then create list of free disposal and recycle options and publish the list in the local newspaper.

Image by Markus Spiske

Community Compost

In 2019 WCA IGAP took over management of the community compost and developed an outreach program to help educate the community about composting and how composting can help reduce the amount of solid waste that is shipped off island.

Image by Kristin Snippe

Gillnet Recycling

WCA IGAP has created a recycling program for old gillnets. Nets are dropped off by fishermen/women throughout the year. IGAP hires laborers yearly to clean and process the nets so they can be recycled. (1).jpg

10-Mile Pipe Water Test

WCA IGAP samples the 10 mile pipe for coliforms on a monthly basis. If coliforms are detected, weekly samples are collect and results reported until coliforms are not longer present.

Image by Shane Rounce

Community Education & Outreach

IGAP continues to create and manage different events within the community of Wrangell to ensure knowledge is spread about a variety of topics including preservation, gardening, safety, subsistence, climate change adaptation, and more.

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1002 Zimovia Hwy Wrangell, AK 99929

PO Box 2021 Wrangell, AK 99929





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