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Pride of Bristol Bay—healthy food fuels a healthy fishery

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Salmon – the icon of Alaskan life and culture. Salmon – bright as a new dime, unchanged in millions of years in North America’s wildest waters. Salmon – the keystone of ecosystems from California to Siberia. Salmon – our last link to what was and our best reminder of what still could be … You…

First voices, first advocates

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Fish racks hold sockeye salmon that will be put away from winter at a traditional fish camp on the banks of the Koktuli River. By Mountain Mind Media . Today, as part of Indigenous People’s Day, we are taking a moment to highlight the people in the Bristol Bay community who were in this place first, who…

Big news on the Pebble Mine front

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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. What does this mean? The Proposed Determination, when finalized would have put restrictions on mining the Pebble Deposit. In May, those restrictions were heading toward being done away…

Pebble advisors must know the answer is still no

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Alaska Program director, Nelli Williams, holds a microphone for a crowd of Pebble Mine opponents saying, “Wrong Mine, Wrong Place!” at a Monday rally in Anchorage. Photo by Brandon Hill From an op-ed published in the Alaska Dispatch News. Amid another EPA comment period regarding protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska from Pebble Mine (click here…

Pebble to file permits. Time to re-engage!

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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 and millions of wild salmon would be industrialized…

In it for the long haul

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For the past decade or so, I have had the pleasure of visiting and fishing Bristol Bay for salmon and (very large) native rainbows. Lodge-owners, commercial fishermen, people from the native villages, and guides all impressed upon me the importance of protecting this remarkable $1.6 billion fishery that supplies half of all of the world’s…

Trout Unlimited, Together With Hundreds of Fishing and Hunting Groups, Applauds Call for Federal Protection of Bristol Bay Watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Tim Bristol Alaska Program Director, Trout Unlimited, 907-321-3291 or tbristol@tu.orgPaula Dobbyn — Alaska Director of Communications, Trout Unlimited, 907-230-1513 or pdobbyn@tu.org Trout Unlimited, Together With Hundreds of Fishing and Hunting Groups, Applauds Call for Federal Protection of Bristol Bay Watershed (April 22, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska) Trout Unlimited and the Sportsmans Alliance for…

EPA receives record-setting comments for Bristol Bay protections

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By Jenny Weis You learned the facts about the massive proposed Pebble Mine. You’ve seen the fish pictures. Maybe you’ve released the legendary rainbows back into the cold, clear water. You’ve read the science. You’ve been outraged at the lies told by the Pebble Partnership. And then, you took action. More than 750,000 comments were…

Alaskan anglers, hunters, local businesses applaud EPA’s release of proposed safeguards for Bristol Bay; 40-day comment period opens

Photo by Fly Out Media Protective measures will safeguard important salmon spawning rivers in Bristol Bay’s headwaters from large-scale mine waste disposal.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contacts:   Nelli Williams, Alaska director, Trout Unlimited, (907) 230-7121, nelli.williams@tu.org  Chris Wood, CEO and president, Trout Unlimited, chris.wood@tu.org  Brian Kraft, president, Katmai Service Providers, owner, Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge, (907) 227-8719 …

Protections for Bristol Bay back on track

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Photo by Fly Out Media On Friday of last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2019 decision to withdraw the Bristol Bay 404(c) Proposed Determination, putting back in place science-based limits on large mine waste in the headwaters of Bristol Bay.   This victory concludes a two-year-long lawsuit by Trout Unlimited and comes in the wake of a recent ruling in…

Guide. Stop Pebble. Repeat.

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The 2020 Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassador program connected local guides to resources to stand up against Pebble. This year, we are calling on guides to help us advance permanent protections for the fish, people, and communities of southwest Alaska.

Conservation through a commercial fisherman’s eyes

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One of the things I’ve learned about conservation is that it’s important to see the world through another person’s eyes. Naturally, it’s easier if the two of you see the world in similar ways. In the past, sport anglers and commercial fishermen in Alaska haven’t always been on the same page. But our friends at…

Campaign to Save Alaskas Bristol Bay Wild Salmon Comes to the Nations Capital October 19-23

Contact: Erin Mooney, National Press Secretary 703-284-9408, emooney@tu.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Campaign to Save Alaskas Bristol Bay Wild Salmon Comes to the Nations Capital October 19-23 Trout Unlimited and Washington, D.C. Chefs and Restaurants Band Together to Promote and Protect Alaskas Bristol Bay, the Countrys Most Prolific but Threatened Fishery (Washington, DC) Together with a…

Keeping the heat on for Bristol Bay

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Wild salmon pour into the rivers of Bristol Bay right now as they have for centuries, reminding us, once again, how truly incredible this place, its salmon and its way of life are. Meanwhile, TU’s Save Bristol Bay campaign is gearing up for critical milestones in the coming month — bringing the months and years…

Appeals court decision puts Bristol Bay back on track for Clean Water Act protections

Photo courtesy of Fly Out Media Trout Unlimited lawsuit can move forward in challenging 2019 EPA decision on Pebble mine  Contacts:   Nelli Williams, Alaska Program Director, Trout Unlimited, (907) 230-7121, nelli.williams@tu.org  Austin Williams, Alaska Legal and Policy Director, Trout Unlimited, (907) 227-1590, awilliams@tu.org  Chris Wood, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited, chris.wood@tu.org  ANCHORAGE, Alaska—In a ruling published…

Circuit court ruling adds more fuel to TU’s case against Pebble Mine

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Photo courtesy of Fly Out Media TU this week won an important legal argument that helps the organization’s overall case against the backers of the proposed Pebble Mine, and even though the future of the mine is very much in doubt, this decision helps TU and those hoping to kill it altogether should it once…