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Photos: A Vision Worth Saving in Bristol Bay

Written by: Pat Clayton


The world’s largest runs of wild salmon, including sockeyes, spawn in the rivers of Bristol Bay.
All photos by Pat Clayton

Editor’s note: Last April, we posted about photographer Pat Clayton‘s goal to spend the summer in Alaska to photograph the region threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. Here are some of his images and thoughts on the. . .

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Video: Tales from a Life at an Alaskan Fly-Fishing Camp


Written by: Phil Monahan

Our May 31st Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival was anchored by “Forget Me Knot,” a 22-minute film from Camille Egdorf, who practically grew up at a fly-fishing camp in the bush of western Alaska. She’s back with a cool trailer for a new film, “Unbroken,” which captures. . .

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


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #10: Pebble is Not the Only Mine Endangering Salmon

Written by Paul Moinester


My view from the airplane shows what is endangered by the proposed coal mine.
All photos by Paul Moinester

Peering out the window of the plane, I took a deep breath and tried to soak it all in. The sun was glistening on the expansive mudflats, casting a bright glow over the pristine landscape. To the west, the Alaska Range was commandeering the sky, its snowcapped peaks piercing the. . .

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Pebble Mine Update: Thank You Anglo American


Written by: Kathleen Moore

As many of you know, opponents of the Pebble Mine project—which proposes to build a monstrous gold, copper, and molybdenum mine located in a seismically unstable area at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the largest sockeye salmon spawning area in the world—received some welcome news recently when mining giant Anglo American, 50/50 partner with Northern Dynasty in the Pebble Partnership, announced that it was pulling out of the project.

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Breaking News: One of the Companies Developing Pebble Mine Backs Out. . .But the Battle Is NOT Over


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Pebble Mine project threatens one of the world’s most prolific fisheries.

Opponents of the Pebble Mine project—which would see a monstrous gold, copper, and molybdenum mine built in the breeding ground of the last great wild salmon run, in Alaka’s Bristol Bay—received some welcome news today when mining giant Anglo American announced that it was pulling out of the project. An article in today’s Anchorage Daily News quotes company CEO Mark Cutfani, explaining the. . .

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