In southwest Alaska, rivers, lakes and wetlands combine to provide some of the best wild salmon habitat on earth. An hour and a-half flight from Anchorage, the Bristol Bay watershed, an area roughly the size of West Virginia, is nestled between two national parks (Katmai and Lake Clark), and the nation’s largest state park. The area hosts three active volcanoes and Lake Iliamna, the 8th largest lake in the United States. Bristol Bay and its watershed are famous for their beauty and bounty of fish and wildlife.
With wild salmon runs disappearing from the planet, Bristol Bay is a place of international importance because of the salmon runs and the economies they support. All of this is risked by the proposed Pebble Mine and large-scale hard rock mining on adjacent public land.
Want to meet a commercial fisherman who has dedicated himself, his family and their business to stopping this ill-conceived scheme? Join me and Steve Kurian from Pride of Bristol Bay and Wild for Salmon on Instagram Live @troutunlimited at 4 PM EST on Wednesday November 4, 2020.