Thursday, September 17, 2009

Protect something worth more than gold

Many of you in the Way Upstream community are aware of the battle being waged between mining interests and the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Over one million acres of prime wildlife and salmon habitat in Bristol Bay, Alaska could be opened to new mining claims with the stroke of a pen. If you oppose such actions then here's something you can do to help protect this rare and pristine region. Join hundreds of hunting and fishing groups representing millions of America’s conservationists and anglers, outfitters, guides, and lodge owners and ask Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey to protect 1 million acres of federal fish and wildlife habitat in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Visit Trout Unlimited's online action center and tell Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary, to permanently protect federal lands in Bristol Bay from a modern day gold rush. Feel free to contact Chris Wood (COO of Trout Unlimited) with questions or for more information by calling 703-284-9428.

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