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A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American […] Read more >

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon

Between a Sockeye and a Hard Rock Mining Place

8/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

For hunters, anglers, commercial fishermen and women and Alaska Natives, Bristol Bay is an untouched wilderness, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs. It also supports a rich ecosystem filled with other wildlife like bears, wolves, moose and caribou. […] Read more >

Watching Moose in the Evening

8/10/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last night a mother moose and calf came wandering by . . . . I felt like I was connected to the whole world. Read more >

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Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

7/11/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to this watershed each year—the world’s largest salmon run. In addition […] Read more >

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Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

4/27/2011 // By Tony Turrini

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean water and wildlife. That’s because these soaring prices have caused […] Read more >

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

2/25/2011 // By Jim Adams

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing and hunting from the proposed Pebble Mine. National Wildlife Federation […] Read more >

Jewelers Value Wildlife Over Gold

2/24/2011 // By Jim Adams

Two foreign corporations propose building the largest gold and copper mine in North America (ironically named the Pebble Mine) in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Recognizing that a mine in this fantastic area is likely to spell doom for […] Read more >

Alaskan Natives Brave the Cold to Protest the Pebble Mine

Alaska Natives Speak Out Against Pebble Mine

1/5/2011 // By Nic Callero

While visiting Anchorage I had the pleasure to join in solidarity with Alaska natives to voice my opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine – a proposal is to build one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines entrenched at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s unparalleled wild salmon fishery. Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

Big Mining Exploits Clean Water Act Loopholes

12/17/2010 // By NWF

The Pebble Limited Partnership is proposing to build North America’s largest open pit mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay — the source of the greatest runs of wild sockeye salmon left on earth. Read more >

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