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. But the fight is not over, and EPA still needs to... [ READ MORE... ]
We're preparing to welcome the EPA to Anchorage and then the Bristol Bay region next week, and are encouraged to see comments rolling in across the country in order to protect wild salmon from large-scale mining. If you have not yet done so, please tell the EPA to issue protections for Bristol Bay... [ READ MORE... ]
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... [ READ MORE... ]
We are very excited to share the news that on Friday, the EPA released its proposed determination for 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... [ READ MORE... ]
Pictured above: The blessing of the 2014 Fleet in Dillingham, AK. Photo by Dave Bendinger.
Alaskan summer is officially in full swing. The summer solstice has recently come and gone, and with nearly 24 hours of light and the fish biting, it doesn't get much better than this.
For an angler in Alaska... [ READ MORE... ]
If you’ve followed the recent good news around the Pebble Mine battle in Alaska, you may be tempted to assume that the fight to save Bristol Bay is a bygone era. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I wouldn’t trash your “No Pebble” stickers and trucker hats just yet.
A series of events has... [ READ MORE... ]
Small Company, Big Dedication to Conservation
Scott Hed - Sportsmens Alliance for Alaska
Leading up to the start of winter “show season,” I asked some of our terrific partner brands from the fly fishing industry to contribute a few prizes for a promotion we ran during the Fly Fishing Show tour... [ READ MORE... ]
We spend hours tying, wading and casting, often only to give the fish we catch back to the river. We plant willows, build fences and raise money for restoration. We give back to the resources that give us our identity and grow the angling community.
As one of the oldest and largest companies in fly... [ READ MORE... ]
The Next Steps for Bristol Bay
By Tim Bristol
Recently, we reached a significant waypoint on the long, winding road to Bristol Bay Protection but it’s important remember the journey is far from over.
On February 28th The EPA sent a letter to the State of Alaska, the Pebble Limited Partnership and... [ READ MORE... ]
Rekindling the Republican Side of Conservation
Former Alaska State Senate President Rick Halford, a republican, speaks to the responsibility that we have to protect Bristol Bay's renewable resources in this short video.
“Democracy way over represents the need and greed of the present; and way... [ READ MORE... ]