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Campaign to Stop the Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Tops Orvis Customer Matching Grants for 2013

A national campaign to stop the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is the top conservation priority for The Orvis Company, Inc., said CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman David Perkins as they announced the company’s 2013 Customer Matching Grants for Conservation. ... Full story

ISER Researcher Criticizes Pebble Data, Shively Shrugs Off Concerns of Hunters and Sport Fishermen

ANCHORAGE – Week 2 of the Keystone Center’s process on Pebble Mine wrapped up last Friday in Anchorage, capped by an incisive appraisal from a researcher at the well-respected UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research. ... Full story

Alaska Hosts Fisheries Workshops and Conference

During the week of October 22, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge will receive an influx of fisheries professionals and stakeholders from around the state. Many of these visitors will be attending both the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual conference and one of several annual Fish Passage Workshops offered jointly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ... Full story

Take A Trip With A Hatchery Trout

In recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day (celebrated on September 22 this year) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Alaska Region has published a video documenting the journey of trout from a hatchery in Anchorage to area lakes, where they became available to eager anglers. ... Full story

Kenai River Habitat Work Lands National Recognition

Coordinated action to preserve and restore the natural resources of the Kenai River is capturing national attention. On Friday, August 24th Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle will visit the Donald E. Gilman River Center to meet with state and local officials and community organizations to learn more about habitat restoration work along the Kenai River and its tributaries and to highlight reasons why Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar selected the Kenai River partnership effort to be part of the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Rivers Initiative. ... Full story

Astonishing Numbers Take Action for Bristol Bay

The country has spoken. 200,000 people took the time to submit comments on the EPA’s Watershed Assessment on Bristol Bay, AK. More impressively, 98% of them agreed with the EPA’s findings in opposing Pebble Mine. ... Full story

Buy a Tshirt and Support Bristol Bay Campaign

Allen Fly Fishing have teamed up with the artistic talents of Eric Hornung to bring you this unique, hand drawn tshirt design in support of Bristol Bay! There has been massive support from anglers and the industry for the campaign but the fight is not over yet so please help if you can. ... Full story

Poll Shows Most Alaskans Oppose Proposed Pebble Mine Project

A clear majority of Alaskans (54 percent) opposes the proposed Pebble Mine project, with fewer than one in three (32 percent) supporting it, according to a recent statewide survey conducted for Bristol Bay Native Corporation. ... Full story

Alaska's Salmonstock 2011 Huge Success

August 5th through 7th over 3,000 people attended Alaska’s newest multidimensional music and arts festival at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska showing their support for wild salmon stocks. ... Full story

Salmonstock! National Acts Headline US Concert to Celebrate Wild Alaskan Salmon

Local Alaskan nonprofit, the Renewable Resources Foundation, is throwing a massive outdoor concert to celebrate wild Alaskan salmon! National headliners include; Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann and the 7 Walkers, Jackie Greene, Clinton Fearon and Great American Taxi. ... Full story

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