Today’s Moment of Chill video is from Cory Luoma of Fly Out Media, and it features a pod of sockeye salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Their destination is the stream in which they were born, often in headwater tributaries of the Bristol Bay region of the Last Frontier
The rivers of Alaska’s Bristol Bay are home to the world’s largest runs of sockeye salmon, like those shown here. Near the headwaters of this incredible resource, a Canadian mining company has proposed an open-pit copper and gold mine of a scale never seen before in Alaska. Mining is a dirty business, and the chances that toxic chemicals or heavy metals would get into the watershed are high. A coalition of anglers, commercial fishermen, environmentalists, and businesses have been fighting for more than a decade to stop this project. You can help.
To learn more and to take action, visit the
Save Bristol Bay “Take Action” page.