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Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska

May 9, 2016 Newsletter

Spring is in full swing, and I hope that means you’ve been getting out fishing, turkey hunting, or just generally enjoying the outdoors. In this edition of the SAA news, you’ll find updates on Bristol Bay/Pebble Mine, the Tongass National Forest, and the Transboundary mining threat, as well as some general tidbits and videos about enjoying the wonders of the Great Land. You can always see a comprehensive collection of news items on the Latest News page.

SAA Online Fundraising Auction is Winding Down

Thanks to the generosity of many solid partners, SAA’s online fundraising auction has raised over $10,000 on eBay. See all the live listings and bid things up! Great deals for a great cause. Items currently available from Simms, Sitka Gear, Buck Knives, Big Sky Inflatables, Smith Optics, and more.



Bristol Bay: Pebble’s Stalling Tactics

The Pebble Limited Partnership continues to spend millions of dollars on lawyers and lobbyists as it is basically on financial life support. Pebble is fighting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in court and is trying to get Congress to do its bidding by holding hearings about the agency’s work in Bristol Bay. It’s all meant to delay the decision to protect Bristol Bay until the next Presidential administration.

Tongass National Forest Roadless Rule Stands!

Tongass National Forest

The Alaska Dispatch News reported that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by the State of Alaska, challenging the enforcement of the Roadless Rule on the Tongass National Forest a nice win for fish, game, and the industries that depend on them in America’s largest national forest.

Transboundary Mining Threat


The Juneau Empire reports on the ongoing pollution problem at the Tulsequah Chief mine in British Columbia, in a river that connects to Southeast Alaska’s Taku River system. 

Click map to visit Salmon Beyond Borders.

Other News from Around Alaska and Miscellaneous Fun Items

Other Ways to Support SAA and the Fight for Fishing and Hunting in Alaska

SAA is grateful for the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Your donations allow SAA to continue to work on efforts to protect prime fishing and hunting habitats in the Last Frontier for the benefit of current and future sportsmen and women. Make your donations online at the secure online donation page; all amounts are accepted and appreciated SAA is a lean, mean, one-man operation but it takes funding to do this work.

(If you have any questions on how to donate, email

Do You Shop Online? Doesn’t Nearly Everyone These Days?
Two Ways to Help Alaska Conservation Easy and Free!!!

SAA’s parent organization the Alaska Conservation Foundation is now an official recipient organization of Amazon Donations.

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There is no obligation to make any purchases, but you can shop at over 900 online merchants and a percentage of the sale will be donated to SAA.

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.


Scott Hed
Director Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska

Scott Hed
First trip to Bristol Bay on the Alagnak River 2007.

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