Protect Bristol Bay

Protect Bristol Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a large gold and copper mine in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.

The proposed Pebble Mine project would include a dirty open-pit mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor—including 18 miles crossing a lake—and a port facility.

In addition to sockeye salmon, Bristol Bay watershed is home to 29 types of fish, 190 bird species and more than 40 kinds of land animals. A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.

We’ve been working to protect this special place because it’s one of the last sources of unspoiled beauty we have in the Arctic.

Already, we have delivered more than 20,000 public comments against the proposed project to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during their environmental impact assessment comment period. And this summer, Alaska’s Gov. Bill Walker also urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed Pebble Mine.

We will continue to speak up and tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop this project and keep Bristol Bay wild. We can’t let mining companies fundamentally change this beautiful place, risking Bristol Bay’s lush green landscapes, diverse wetlands and the unique creatures that call it home.


Photo credit: AlaskaTrekker via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.5