Bristol Bay is one of the most special places in the world.
Home to world-class sportfishing, the largest sockeye salmon run in the world, and native communities with generations of history and culture, Bristol Bay’s value goes far beyond the billion-dollar industry it supports. All of this is under threat, however, as plans for the largest open pit mine in North America go through the permitting process. With federal permits for the Pebble Mine on track to receive approval as early as 2020, the future of these cultures, jobs, and world-class fly fishing destinations is in jeopardy. Fortunately, there is still time to stop the mine from being permitted—but it will not be easy.
In order to stop the Pebble Mine, we’ll need help from a variety of experts—lawyers, scientists, government affairs specialists, and those well-versed in the federal permitting process—as well as top-notch research, messaging, and other resources to effectively communicate our mission. Paid advertising campaigns in Washington, D.C. and the state of Alaska will also help us stop this project from moving forward.
In addition to working with a team of experts, we need to make sure that decision makers in Washington, D.C. are hearing directly from the affected native tribes, lodge owners, and commercial fishermen of Bristol Bay, which is one reason this coalition was put together. We want to present a unified voice, to stop the Pebble Mine from happening, and to preserve Bristol Bay for generations to come. Bristol Bay is worth saving, but we need your help. Without your support and resources, this team will not have what it needs to stand up to the Trump Administration, and the Pebble Mine could become a reality.