Today, Trout Unlimited announced that we are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over their decision to withdraw protections for Bristol Bay that were established in the 2014 Bristol Bay Proposed Determination. These protections would have limited how much the proposed Pebble mine would be allowed to impact the world-class salmon and water resources of the region. … Read more
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Recently, Trout Unlimited teamed up with Omaze, a company that organizes giveaways that give back, to raise money and support for the Save Bristol Bay campaign. Entering to win a 4 night stay at TU Business Member, Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge, Omaze randomly selected a winner who ended up being a TU member- Fred Cheatham from Carlsbad, California!
After issuing a harsh warning to the Army Corps of Engineers at a Bristol Bay salmon event last week, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski followed up by introducing report language in to the Senate Appropriations committee yesterday morning that called on the Corps to make significant changes to Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Many of us know that like painting, fishing is an incredible art that has the power to tell stories of ecosystems, landscapes and cultures. In Alaska, we are lucky to have partners who are passionate about both. Spelman Evans Downer, a Cooper Landing-based artist and former fly fishing guide, has been working on a set … Read more
If you’ve followed along with Trout Unlimited’s campaigns in Alaska over the past few months, you know that from Pebble Mine advancements to Roadless Rule rollbacks, incredible places like Bristol Bay and the Tongass National Forest are at great risk. In response to the increased need for capacity on these TU campaigns, the Alaska program brought me and Kayla Roys on … Read more
Trout Unlimited Alaska, the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Director Mark Titus are literally bring “The Wild” of Alaska to our nation’s capital. On Thursday, Sept. 19, Titus’ feature film showcasing Bristol Bay, Alaska, and the impacts of the proposed Pebble mine will be shown at the Carnegie Institute for Science (1530 P … Read more
The 23rd annual Howie Van Ness Memorial Kids Fly Fishing Camp at the Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp just outside of Fairbanks brought kids from Interior Alaska together for a weekend of fishing education. .
At a time of year when the state is supposed to be at the top of its game, the last few weeks have been tumultuous for Alaskans. If you follow the TU’s Alaska Program efforts in Bristol Bay, you know that we’ve had a roller-coaster couple of weeks with the close of the Pebble Mine … Read more