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Join us this Thursday August 6th
5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern So much time and so many people putting their hearts on the line and years of their lives into the shared struggle to protect Bristol Bay, And it’s all coming down to the next 22 days. Join us to light the fires across the United States. It’s life or death For Bristol Bay, right now.
Screening of The Wild starts at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern with a special tribute to our amazing partners on this journey. The film is 64 minutes long. Live panel discussion will immediately follow the screening.GET TICKETSOur Panel
I’m grateful for an incredible lineup of dedicated salmon warriors joining me on Thursday. Here’s your introduction to them:
After discovering a passion for fly fishing in her late teens, April Vokey soon dedicated her entire life to the pursuit. She began her guiding career on the Fraser and Harrison rivers for sturgeon and salmon, but left after several season to found her own guiding operation, Fly Gal Ventures, in 2007 at age 24. The company was built on the basis of the promotion of education and encouragement to those who looked to chase their dreams. She has since established herself as a respected authority in the sport and has traveled the globe in pursuit of gamefish on a fly rod.
ALANNAH HURLEY – Executive Director, United Tribes of Bristol Bay
Alannah (Yup’ik) was born and raised in the Bristol Bay region. Originally from Clark’s Point, she now resides in Dillingham. Alannah’s passion lies in environmental justice and helping make self-determination a reality for Alaska’s indigenous people.
COLLIN O’MARA – CEO, National Wildlife Federation
Collin O’Mara serves as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization with 52 state and territorial affiliates and nearly six million hunters, anglers, birders, gardeners, hikers, paddlers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Under O’Mara’s leadership, the National Wildlife Federation is focused on recovering America’s wildlife ranging from bison and bighorn sheep to pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees, improving management of and access to public lands, restoring America’s water bodies, advancing environmental education (including publishing Ranger Rick® magazines), and connecting every American child with the great outdoors.
LINDSEY BLOOM – Campaign Strategist, Salmon State
Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, campaign strategist Lindsey Bloom is a second generation Bristol Bay gillnet captain. She fished there for over a decade before anchoring down in Southeast Alaska with her husband and two young children to continue their salmon fishing business in a more family-friendly fishery. With an M.A. in Management and Sustainable Development, Lindsey has worked with Alaska fishermen, fishing organizations, tribal organizations, businesses, and nonprofits. Her focus has been on young fishermen and fish habitat policy. Fishing, organizing Alaskans, and raising a young family of Alaskan hunter-fisher-gardener-foragers keep Lindsey busy on and off the water all year.