What’s in the Pebble Mine Plan That’s So Troubling?

Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. This is significantly smaller than the tailings pond proposed at Pebble, which would sit at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

News that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement relating to the proposed Pebble Mine raises the important question "Why are we so opposed to the plan?" In a great article from Save Bristol Bay . . .

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Draft Environmental Impact Study on Pebble Mine

Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement concerning the current Bristol Bay mining plan proposed by Pebble Limited Partnership. Along with 3,000-plus pages of documents, the Corps of . . .

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Photos and Story: A DIY Trip for Alaskan Chrome


The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends.
Photos by Mario Guel

Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .

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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part II: A Bounty in Bristol Bay

Written by: Anthony Ortiz


Anthony Ortiz with a gorgeous, streamer-eating Dolly Varden on the Koktuli River.
Photos courtesy Trout Unlimited

A sleepless night, two flights, and one hell of a portage later, I found myself on the Koktuli River in the heart of Bristol Bay. We inflated our rafts and prepared for the eight-day float trip that was . . .

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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Doubt on the Water

Written by: Libby Glaser


Libby Glaser casts for big rainbows on Alaska's  Kenai River.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Gagat, USFS

The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent our first two days on the Russian River, volunteering with Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) program that manages salmon habitat . . .

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Video: The Wild—How do you save what you love?

A few years ago, filmmaker Mark Titus produced a great feature-length documentary, "The Breach," which was a call to action to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. And for a while, it seemed as if . . .

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Video: A Father/Daughter Guide Team in Alaska

In honor of the upcoming Father's Day, here's a video of Mark and Kate Rutherford, father/daughter guide team in Alaska fishing for salmon, rainbows, and grayling. R.A. Beattie produced this quite . . .

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You Don’t Need a Big Fish to Make a Great Fishing Story


I don't recall many fish from this trip with my brother years ago, but I tell people about it all the time.
Photo by Tim Wade

We spend a lot of time posting fly-fishing success stories, the ones that end with a fish in the net and smiles all around. But those aren't necessarily the best kinds of fishing tales, as I learned one day during my time as a guide in the Bristol Bay region of. . .

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