When we talk of stopping projects such as Pebble Mine, we often focus on the human-centric effects—such as lost sport-fishing opportunities, the collapse of a centuries-old way of life, etc.—but here’s a beautiful video that looks at the salmon’s place in the nutrient cycle of the. . .
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. . .
Written 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. . .
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.
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. . .
Here’s a very cool video about a trip to a secret spot in Alaska, accessible only by train and canoe. The payoff? Sweet native rainbow trout and grayling. I sure hope those guys filed down the front sights on those pistols. . .
How soon should kids learn to fish? Take a page from Glenn Cain’s playbook! Glenn sent us the following message as well as this great photo of his budding angler: . . .