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Congress and the Tongass

A group of Alaska and Pacific Northwest residents – mostly commercial and sport fishermen, along with charter operators and guides, — are speaking out in Washington, D.C., this week on behalf of wild Alaska salmon from the Tongass National Forest. … Continue reading

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Farmed salmon? No thanks …

I got a kick out of Greg Thomas’ blog post today about his experience in a Denver seafood joint he visited during the International Sportsmen’s Expo last week. Greg asked the server at the restaurant whether the establishment’s salmon was … Continue reading

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Alaska fishing at its finest

One of the greatest things about fishing is the people you meet. Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t need to meet a lot of people while I’m fishing. I go to a lot of trouble to be in … Continue reading

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Life and Death after 1,000 miles…

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America–I’m an active member of the organization, and TU is an active supporting group of OWAA, and has been for years. This year’s … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Shifts Focus from Timber to Salmon

Jim Leslie’s life used to revolve around cutting old-growth timber. These days the Vietnam vet and longtime resident of Wrangell, Alaska, makes his living behind the wheel of jet boats, ferrying visitors to picturesque areas to view wildlife, glaciers and … Continue reading

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Worth more than gold…

Friends: If the White House and EPA do not initiate the process to protect Bristol Bay before the end of July, it is unlikely to get done in a first term of President Obama’s Administration; and that would come as … Continue reading

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Sen. Cantwell: Bristol Bay vital to Washington business

By Shoren Brown Sen. Maria Cantwell, D, Washington, held a press conference at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle on Wednesday to underscore the strong economic and historic ties between the Bristol Bay, Alaska sockeye salmon fishery and Washington state fishermen and … Continue reading

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TU’s CEO and Save Bristol Bay director discuss EPA, Pebble Mine

Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood and the director of TU’s Save Bristol Bay campaign, Shoren Brown, spent some time on the phone recently discussing the EPA’s recently released watershed assessment for the proposed Pebble Mine. The outcome? It’s time for … Continue reading

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Pebble Mine … officially a bad idea

The Environmental Protection Agency’s watershed assessment for Bristol Bay, Alaska–released this week–officially declares that the proposed Pebble Mine would be harmful to the world’s most important salmon fishery. Now … will the agency do anything about it? I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Watch Red Gold for free and learn how to protect Bristol Bay

Starting at 9 p.m. EST, on May 17 (Thursday) you can join an online discussion hosted by Outside Magazine on the future of mining and its impact on fish, and watch a screening of Felt Soul Media’s award-winning documentary “Red … Continue reading

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