New Salmon Habitat Discovered Near Pebble Deposit

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Fisheries scientist, Dr. Carol Ann Woody, PhD, unveiled some groundbreaking research this year that greatly expands what’s known about fish populations in the Nushagak and Kvichak River Drainages of Southwest Alaska. These important rivers and their tributaries feed Bristol Bay, home of the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run and an environmentally sensitive area that’s under threat from large-scale, industrial mining. Woody discovered 28 new miles of salmon habitat near a massive gold and copper deposit called Pebble that developers want to turn into one of the world’s largest open-pit mines. Woody spoke with TU’s Paula Dobbyn about her research last summer and what she has in store for this summer’s field season. Read the interview  at www.tu.org/carolannwoody 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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