At Trout Unlimited's Save Bristol Bay campaign, we have one goal: to mobilize American anglers and hunters to defend the largest remaining stronghold of Pacific wild salmon left in the world - the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The proposed Pebble Mine, backed by Canadian company, Northern Dynasty Minerals, would be one of the world's largest open pit gold and copper mines in the heart of Bristol Bay's critical salmon spawning habitat and upstream of one of the world's premiere freshwater sportfishing destinations. The mine would require the storage of toxic tailings permanently in the headwaters of these rivers, which is simply a disaster waiting to happen. The mine risks the 14,000 American jobs and $1.5 billion in economic contributions that the sportfishing and commercial fishing industries of Bristol Bay provide, thanks to strong salmon runs. Click here to learn more about what's being proposed at Pebble.
In short, this project is incompatible with Alaska, the will of the Alaskan people, and salmon. Thank you for joining our movement to protect Bristol Bay's notorious fisheries. This recent video does a great job of explaining what's at stake in Bristol Bay.
We wouldn't have been able to keep the Pebble Mine at bay for a decade and counting without the immense support from individuals like yourselves and generous businesses like Pescador on the Fly, thank you all for helping us protect one of the single greatest freshwater fisheries the world has ever seen.
Major thanks to Jeff Ditsworth at Pescador on the Fly for donating two rod and reel combos to be used as incentives both online and offline to grow our network of supporters for the Save Bristol Bay campaign. Did you enter one of our rod giveaways and have your heart set on a sweet new travel rod? Fear not, Pescador on the Fly has an exclusive deal for Save Bristol Bay supporters – purchase a Pescador on the fly rod and reel of your own at a deeply discounted price and $100 will be donated directly to our cause.
With the Pebble project now in the permitting process, we need every angler and American who cares about wild and native fish to join us and make themselves heard during upcoming key comment periods. We hope you will continue to join us in speaking for one of America's true gems – a sure way to earn yourself some good fishing karma! Learn more about Save Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine here.
Don't forget! Our facebook page is a great place to stay up to date with the latest on the campaign. Also, click here to get a 'No Pebble Mine' sticker if you don't have one yet!