Category Archives: Salmon Habitat

AK Roadless – comments to USFS due Oct 15…

& additional public comment opportunity to AK Roadless Advisory Committee at public meetings scheduled for Ketchikan and Sitka. To comment directly to the USFS see: USFS AK Roadless Rule home page USFS NEPA Documents USFS Comment page In addition, written comments can be submitted via hard-copy mail to: Alaska Roadless Rule USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, Ecosystem Planning and Budget Staff P.O. Box 21628 Juneau, Alaska 99802-1628 Sign up for USFS email updates on the AK Roadless NEPA process at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAFS/subscriber/new?topic_id=NEPA_54511_S Also, there will be opportunity to comment to the state's AK Roadless Rule Advisory Committee at meetings scheduled on October 24 - 26 at the Landing Hotel in Ketchikan and November 6 - 8 in Sitka, location tbd. We expect meeting info to be posted soon at the AK Roadless Rule Advisory Committee’s website  - www.merid.org/AKroadless . Related links: DNR...
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AK Roadless Rule – Gov’s committee & USFS meetings

UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) Here are two recent announcements regarding the USFS Alaska Roadless Rule. See below for opportunity to serve on the Governor's advisory committee, attend USFS briefing meetings coming soon throughout Southeast and Anchorage, and provide comments directly to USFS....
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SHIP Update – Comment now on Pebble EIS scoping

Pebble Update: LAST WEEK to comment on Pebble Mine EIS Scoping ...deadline is Friday June 29 How will the Pebble mine affect you - if all goes as planned or if it does not? The Army Corps needs to know. Please take a moment to invest in the future of Bristol Bay by commenting on the Pebble Mine Environmental Impact Statement Scoping - before the deadline next Friday, June 29. Public comments received in the EIS scoping guide the Army Corps of Engineers in what issues should be addressed in the federal NEPA process for the Pebble Mine. The proposed mine site includes:
  • The mine project site - 4000 acres will be forever altered
  • Acid waste and less hazardous waste storage
  • Road and pipeline to Lake Iliamna,
  • Barge terminals and all year icebreaking and barging at Lake Iliamna,
  • Road and gasline to a shipping terminal in lower...
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Press Release: UFA’s Salmon Habitat Program publishes Bristol Bay Fish Stats for Pebble EIS Scoping

JUNEAU – UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) has posted fishing and seafood industry statistics for the communities, boroughs and census areas of the Bristol Bay region to highlight the huge impact of the region’s fisheries. The UFA-SHIP program is seeking to help raise awareness about the salmon and other fisheries of the area as the topic is front and center in the current scoping process for the Pebble Mine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

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UFA SHIP: Bristol Bay Fish Facts for Pebble EIS Scoping

Pebble Update: UFA SHIP publishes Bristol Bay Fish Facts for Pebble EIS Scoping. ...deadline is June 24

The UFA Salmon Habitat Information program (SHIP) has compiled statistics and info on Bristol Bay fisheries - to show the importance to locals, Alaskans, and people all over the U.S. - and  to help as reference in your comments on Pebble EIS Scoping. See UFA SHIP Bristol Bay Fish Facts at the UFA SHIP page or go straight to the document at Pebble Fish Facts . The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take written public comments until June 24 for Pebble EIS Scoping - your list of topics they should look into in the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement process....
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