With recent support growing to protect the pristine Tongass National Forest from logging via the Roadless Rule, the opposite appears to be the case. Here’s more from the New York Times: The (President Trump) administration’s effort to open the Tongass, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years, and … Read more Forest Service’s Potential Roadless Rule Repeal Could Jeopardize Tongass NF (Updated)
It’s been quite a few days for the Pebble Partnership, which has applied for the permit that would bring the Pebble Mine near the waters of Bristol Bay’s vast salmon river drainages. After reports surfaced about recordings of CEO Tom Collier saying some rather damaging statements about the permitting process, Collier resigned from his post … Read more Pebble CEO Tom Collier Steps Down Amid Leaked Tapes Controversy (Updated)
Here’s the National Park Service press release on the incident that killed a hunter inside the park: Copper Center, AK — A hunter was killed by a grizzly bear in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana … Read more Fatal Bear Attack On Hunter In Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
From the Forbes report: A series of undercover videotapes released yesterday from the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency reveal damning conversations between EIA investigators and executives of the companies behind the controversial Pebble Mine. The proposed project sits at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, home to the biggest remaining wild salmon run on the planet … Read more Strong Reaction To ‘Pebble Tapes’ Suggesting Bigger Mine Plans
The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Alaska Board of Fisheries Announces the 2020-2021 Proposal Book The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) announces the 2020-2021 Proposal Book is now available. The board accepted 275 proposals for review during its Prince William Sound finfish and shellfish, Southeast and Yakutat finfish and … Read more ADFG Board Of Fisheries Proposal Book Now Available
In a most strange of years and times we’re all living in, I don’t think anyone expected such a message from President Donald Trump. In a time where political gain has been ramped up in every walk of life – from the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating West Coast wildfires to the outrage of racial … Read more Can Politics Be Removed From Pebble Mine Decision?
The following is courtesy of the Alaska Longline Fisherman’s Association: Sitka, AK – This month, a regionwide effort to help Southeast Alaskans reliant on subsistence salmon fisheries is culminating in the distribution of 49,000 pounds of wild salmon to families from Yakutat to Hydaburg. The distribution is the result of the cooperation of dozens of … Read more Fishing Industries Team Up To Donate Salmon To Southeast Alaska Families