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All photos courtesy of Crystal Creek Lodge facebook page.  You can't miss the sign that says, "Do you love this place? We need your help. Ask us how," when you walk up to Crystal Creek Lodge, in King Salmon.  This is a model for how Dan Michels is as a businessman and a person. Dan has been an [ READ MORE... ]
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"Wrong mine, wrong place."   That's the message delivered today by 50 fishing and hunting businesses and organizations to First Quantum Minerals, the Canadian mining company currently deciding whether to sign an options agreement with proposed Pebble Mine backer, Northern Dynasty Minerals.   In [ READ MORE... ]
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By: Jenny Weis, Alaska Program This month, we have the first formal chance to weigh in on Pebble's latest mine plan. Our comments will help ensure the proposed Pebble mine doesn’t become a reality and irreparably harm the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. sock_2web.benknight.jpg [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited's Bristol Bay Ambassadors program highlights the people who help in the fight to save Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. As we said at the launch, "For every person we highlight, we know there are hundreds more, doing their part because they care about Bristol Bay." If you know someone [ READ MORE... ]
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This week’s news that the EPA was suspending the Clean Water Act’s protections for headwater streams was a stark reminder that elections have consequences. The previous presidential administration worked for years to write the rule, and the new one doesn’t like it. Game over, right? No. Don’t [ READ MORE... ]
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NEWS: Last Friday, the U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he would not withdraw the 2014 Clean Water Act 404(c) Proposed Determination for Bristol Bay, Alaska.  PruittEPATweet What does this mean? The Proposed Determination, when finalized would have [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Tim Romano Step 1: Take a deep breath. Really. Have you done it? Ok good. Now keep reading. On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accepted Pebble’s application for permits to mine in Bristol Bay. Step 2: repeat step one. The fact that the Pebble mine proposal even got this far is [ READ MORE... ]
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TU does more work than any other organization in the country to make fishing better. For example, in Mill Creek, a tributary to the Russian River in California, we worked for seven years with our partners to remove a dam to reopen 14 miles of critical spawning habitat for imperiled Coho salmon. [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON December 23 - 1 COMMENTS
Looking back at 2017
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By Chris Wood Last week, I had an hour between meetings in Carmel, California, so I called Tim Frahm, who directs our CA coastal steelhead work. He invited me to look at a project that Christy Fischer, his spouse, and he had worked on. Over chicken sandwiches they told me a riveting story about how [ READ MORE... ]
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After over a decade, Pebble mine backers say they plan to file permit applications tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 22) to construct a massive open-pit mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska – one of North America’s most treasured, awe-inspiring fisheries. A region full of quiet, clear, winding rivers; massive trout [ READ MORE... ]
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