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Grizzlies in Bristol Bay, Alaska and in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana are at risk from proposed mining projects. Photo: USFWS.

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

2/28/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies the world’s bodies of water in greatest jeopardy from toxic …

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

2/14/2012 // By Nic Callero

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much more interested in talking about fishing for Pink Salmon than …

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

1/9/2012 // By Nic Callero

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- shocking. The EPA reports that Alaska mining operations account for …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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.

Alaska brown bear, bristol bay, pebble mine

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 …

Bristol Bay, Alaska

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 …

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 …