Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program works to preserve, protect and restore wild salmon and trout populations throughout Alaska. Through sound scientific data, strong grassroots outreach and advocacy, and hands-on involvement in conservation projects we protect some of the most pristine and prized rivers on the planet, restore those that need some help, and engage the next generation of coldwater stewards in Alaska’s natural heritage.
We want to encourage as many of you to take action to protect Bristol Bay as possible, and luckily, so do our friends at Patagonia. Patagonia San Francisco has generously donated two jackets to the Save Bristol Bay cause!
TU has asked you time and again to comment in order to protect a place that few people from the Lower 48 have had the opportunity to see for themselves. We’ve asked you to take our word for the fact that Bristol Bay is a beautiful, unique, thriving fishery. (In fact, please take action now if you have not already!) Dan Michels, a longtime lodge owner, guide and pilot out of King Salmon wanted to give the opportunity for someone to see it for him or herself.
The EPA heard 3 out of 4 Alaskans speak out against Pebble Mine during the August hearings in Anchorage and around the Bristol Bay region. We were moved by the testimony, pleading with the EPA to understand why and how Pebble Mine threatens the valuable resource in Bristol Bay.
Last week, over the course of seven public hearings, Alaskans' message to the EPA was crystal clear: finalize the determination and protect Bristol Bay. In fact, nearly 1,000 Alaskans attended and 3 out of 4 spoke in favor of protecting Bristol Bay.
If you've asked yourself this question, or any other questions about the fight over Pebble Mine, this is the video for you.
Steelbird Productions does an artful job of explaining the threats posed to Bristol Bay by the Pebble Mine, what happened when Alaskans asked the State and then, when nothing came of their requests, the EPA to hear their case. It also shows just how unique a place Bristol Bay, Alaska really is.