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 Gold,” as part of Outside’s build up to the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colo. over Memorial Day weekend.
The online discussion will feature both Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, the two filmmakers who created “Red Gold,” as well as Tim Bristol, director of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program. Fisheries scientist Carol Ann Woody will participate in the call, as will Peter Andrew, a commercial fisherman. David Holbrooke, director of Mountainfilm, will moderate the discussion.
The effort to protect Bristol Bay’s watershed from the impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine, which would become one of the largest open-pit mines on the planet, is one of TU’s highest priorities. The Bristol Bay watershed is home to the most productive and economically important sockeye salmon run in the world–a huge open-pit mine in the headwaters of the drainage could spell disaster for the fishery, and the commercial and recreational fishing industry that has blossomed around it.