Bristol Bay Winter '15 Update: We need you this year!
There is no question that Alaskans want Pebble Mine stopped and Bristol Bay protected, however with a delay in the proposed EPA protections, the fight to Save Bristol Bay heats up again in 2015.
Putting salmon first in the Tongass: Winter '15 update
TU-AK, in collaboration with a Montana-based research firm, released an economic study in November that documented how the “Tongass Transition” is essentially stalled.
Protecting Southeast Alaska rivers from B.C. mines: Winter '15
It’s been a busy and productive last few months for TU-AK’s transboundary campaign.
Liz joined TU's Alaska Program in Juneau this fall in order to assist the Salmon Beyond Borders coalition, which works tirelessly to protect Alaska's transboundary watersheds from mining proposals in B.C., Canada that can harm the salmon of Southeast Alaska. We asked Liz to share a little bit [ READ MORE... ]
The Bristol Bay River & Guide Academy is a program that teaches youth from Bristol Bay, Alaska to become fly fishing guides at one of the lodges near their home rivers. During the week-long Academy, students learn to fly fish, tie flies, learn about customer service and discuss conservation [ READ MORE... ]
We heard lots of powerful testimony at the EPA hearings this summer. Hundreds of Alaskans spoke up to share with the EPA why they do not support mines like Pebble in Bristol Bay.
Please check out the Alaska program quarterly newsletter to see what we’ve been doing to make sure the waters of Alaska remain healthy far into the future.
Sam joined TU-AK in September and October as part of the Patagonia Environmental Internship program, which allows Patagonia employees to design, and then go on internships to support nonprofits they choose.
Photo by Eric Booton By Dave Atcheson
This summer, TU-AK worked with local stakeholders, including the Susitna River Coalition, to ensure Alaskans know about the egregious price tag of the proposed Susitna-Watana megadam (nearly $200 million spent already, estimated cost of over $5.5 billion), and its potential impacts on the Susitna’ [ READ MORE... ]