May 29, 2013 Newsletter
This will be a very brief edition of the SAA News, as the official EPA comment period on the revised draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment ends on Friday, May 31.
TIME TO ACT IS NOW – Comment Period Closes on Friday, May 31!
EPA releases revised draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
In late April the EPA released revisions to the draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
Public comments will be taken through May 31, 2013. The salmon of Bristol Bay – and the jobs and culture they support – need you to submit your comments through the Save Bristol Bay Action Center.
- The revised draft watershed assessment and executive summary may be viewed on the EPA's official Bristol Bay Web site.
- View the official EPA fact sheet which summarizes changes in the revised draft watershed assessment.
See the Latest News page for much more media coverage about this critical development. Here are two recent highlights:
- Mother Jones has a terrific article on the EPA’s work in Bristol Bay, including quotes from several residents of the region who are growing weary of the cloud of uncertainty that Pebble hangs over the region.
- Two longtime resource extraction workers penned a great opinion editorial in the Fairbanks News-Miner showing support for EPA’s involvement in Bristol Bay.
And don’t forget - Crystal Creek Lodge is very generously giving away a trip for 2 people in 2014! To qualify, you need to submit your comment and encourage up to six of your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. Click the image for full details.
Awesome Video from SAA Friend Camille Egdorf
If you’ve seen Red Gold you probably recall Camille Egdorf, whose family has run a Bristol Bay sport fishing camp for decades on the Upper Nushagak River. It’s not much of a surprise to learn that Camille has continued working in Bristol Bay, and last summer she spent 100 hours documenting life for a season at her family’s camp. Take a few minutes and enjoy Forget Me Knot, Camille’s filmmaking debut.
“…you begin to see the bigger picture in life. It’s not about the money, the car, or even the biggest fish. It’s about loving what you do, and doing what you love. And I think I’m getting pretty close to that.” – Camille Egdorf
Other Ways to Support SAA and the Fight for Fishing and Hunting in Alaska
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Thanks for caring about Alaska conservation. Your support and actions will ensure a future for Alaska’s fish and game and for coming generations of sportsmen and women to enjoy them.
Director, Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska