The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) wouldn’t be at the center of such continuous controversy had Ginny Wood not stepped up more than 50 years ago. Upping the Ante on Rosie the RiveterVirginia “Ginny” Wood (née Hill) was born in 1917, in Oregon. In order to ensure continued success and to establish some institutional guidance for fellow conservationists, Wood and her husband founded the Alaska Conservation Society (1960-1993). Ginny Wood guided hiking, rafting, and backcountry trips until she was 70 years old. Ginny Wood died in 2013 at the age of 95.