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  • Restoration

    Alaska Federation of Natives endorses restoration of the Eklutna River

    Last week, the Alaska Federation of Natives the largest statewide organization or indigenous people in Alaska, endorsed efforts to restore the Eklutna River.  Traditionally known as Idlughetnu (Id-lug-het-nu), the Eklutna River and its wild salmon runs supported the Dena’ina (Eklutna peoples) for thousands of years. But, since the early 1900s, hydroelectric production on the river has severely limited the habitat for wild Eklutna River salmon. The significant blows contributing to the downfall…

  • Conservation

    New England Newsletter — Highlights of 2020

    You don’t need us to tell you that 2020 was a challenging year. The pandemic created lots of hardships for TU’s field staff in New England, including the postponement of many projects. Always flexible, the New England team did a great job reacting to the difficult situation. For example, when fieldwork days took place, they were modified to ensure all participants adhered to COVID-related safety measures. Staffers…

  • Conservation

    Meet the 2021 Save Bristol Bay guide ambassadors

    At the beginning of 2020, Trout Unlimited in Alaska launched the Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassador Program to connect hunting, fishing and bear-viewing guides who work and live in the region with resources to help fight the proposed Pebble Mine in a critical, decision-making year.   Meet the 2021 Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassadors. Click their profiles to plan your trip to Bristol Bay…

  • Advocacy

    How do we bring back salmon and steelhead on the Lower Snake?

    So it turns out Rep. Mike Simpson isn’t messing around.   In February the Idaho Congressman announced intentions to finally tackle the decades-old problem of declining salmon and steelhead populations in the Lower Snake River. Scientific consensus points to the four Lower Snake Dams as the prime culprits.  In a video to the public, Simpson announced his intention to restore wild salmon…