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Sharon Long has lived in Alaska since the early 1970s. She attended college at the University of Alaska and Alaska Methodist University, was a graphic artist, and worked for the Alaska Department of Education and Department of Natural Resources. She was a member of the resource planning team for the Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission who was reviewing land selections after passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971, and for the Wild and Scenic Rivers studies. In 1976, Sharon got a job in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Mike Gravel, where she was focused on natural resources and Alaska land issues, including national historic trail designation for the Iditarod Trail. After returning to Alaska a couple of years later, she served on the D-2 Council on Alaska Lands, and on the Iditarod National Historic Trail Advisory Council in the early to mid-1980s.