Monthly Archives: November 2010

National Geographic Spotlights Bristol Bay and Pebble

National Geographic’s December issue delves into the controversy surrounding the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay,  home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. The magazine’s feature story, “Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold,” is available at newsstands and online. … Continue reading

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A wake-up call on water crisis

TU’s Washington Water Project recently hosted nationally recognized water expert Robert Glennon to speak about the water crisis facing the United States and the world.  “There’s not any single thing we must do, but there are many things we should … Continue reading

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TU teamwork brings down a dam

Check out this fun video showing how Wyoming’s East Yellowstone chapter removed a natural dam in a little over an hour, with nothing more than a few handtools and some volunteer muscle, opening up stream spawning areas for cutthroat trout. Great example of TU at … Continue reading

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Apayo Moore: Alaska Native Visionary Artist and Bristol Bay Defender

Congratulations to Dillingham artist Apayo Moore on her receipt of the 2010 Alaska Native Visionary award. The award recognizes and honors Alaskan Natives who are perpetuating and preserving culture through film, photography, music, visual and literary art, performance art and … Continue reading

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Rescuing fish with Cody’s conservation heroes

I was in Cody, Wyoming, this week for the East Yellowstone TU chapter’s annual trout rescue.   For two decades, they’ve been saving thousands of fish trapped in these ditches when the water is turned off at the end of … Continue reading

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BBC Features Bristol Bay in Two-Part Documentary Series

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to give a listen to a new radio production by the British Broadcasting Corp. that focuses on Bristol Bay and its world-famous salmon runs. BBC reporter Nick Rankin traveled to Alaska’s largest … Continue reading

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