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.
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.
We're excited about the building momentum to protect Bristol Bay up here in Alaska! The EPA comment period to gain public input on proposed protections for mining in Bristol Bay is underway and the hearings are on the horizon. If you have not commented, please do so here.
In the meantime, we wanted to highlight a few voices from the Bay to encourage you to weigh in and protect one of the last wild salmon runs in the world.
As you may have seen, the EPA released its proposed determination to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine last Friday. More specifically, they propose to place restrictions on the impacts of large-scale mining of the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This is great news!
We are very excited to share the news that the EPA today released its proposed determinationfor how to best protect Bristol Bay's vast salmon-based resources from large-scale development of the Pebble deposit. Hooray! This doesn't mean the fight is won, but it brings us much closer to protecting Bristol Bay salmon.