IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR!
In rivers and streams throughout Western North America — from California to Washington and up into Canada and Alaska — salmon are making their instinctive fall runs to their ancestral spawning grounds.
Nowhere is this more prevalent than in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska – one of the few places on Earth where wild salmon still thrive. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, some 80 million sockeye returned to spawn in Bristol Bay’s tapestry of lakes, rivers and streams.
Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine published a beautiful tribute to a wonderful, annual natural phenomenon that we volunteers and staff of Trout Unlimited passionately strive to protect, restore, reconnect and sustain. To check it out, click here:
Unfortunately, the beauty and richness of Bristol Bay’s wild salmon stronghold faces unprecedented threats from large-scale mining projects. Saving Bristol Bay is one of Trout Unlimited’s top priorities. To learn more about TU’s efforts and what you can do to help, click here: