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... ]
Home to the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska is America’s wettest, wildest and “fishiest” region. But despite its bounty as a salmon forest and tourist destination that draws more than 2 million cruise ship, airline and ferry passengers a year, the Tongass is still managed [ READ MORE... ]
Protecting southeast Alaska rivers from B.C. mines
A modern-day gold rush is taking place on the B.C. side of the border that could threaten Southeast Alaska’s salmon, rivers, fishing and tourism jobs, and unique way of life.
Protecting Bristol Bay: Not there yet, but getting closer
Thank you to everyone who helped during the EPA comment period this summer! Because of you the support for using the Clean Water Act to stop Pebble mine and protect Bristol Bay’s world-class fishing was overwhelming.
This is it folks. This Friday marks the last and final opportunity to voice the message lound and clear that sportsmen and women want cool, clean, fish filled waters in Bristol Bay...not a giant mine. Take action at savebristolbay.org/takeaction.
Alaskans Speak Out: Pebble Mine is a risk we cannot afford to take
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.
On day four, students put their heads down and did some serious preparation. Client day is looming and they have lots of preparation to do to ensure they’re ready to guide a stranger for a day on the water.