Category Archives: Salmon Habitat

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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Governor’s Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team posts draft Climate Change Policy

Dear Alaskan, Happy May and best wishes for a safe spring breakup season! Thank you for your interest in this Administration’s climate change initiatives and the work of the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team (CALT). We are pleased share that the CALT has a draft Alaska Climate Change Policy posted online and is inviting public comment on the document until June 4, 2018. This draft policy is the result of much hard work by the CALT and is responsive to the public input received thus far. We are eager to continue the conversation with Alaskans over the coming months and to hear your ideas on how Alaska’s first climate action plan can strengthen the health, safety, culture, and economy of our communities and our state. Climate Action Leadership Team The CALT held its second in-person meeting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on April 12.  During the all-day meeting, team members focused on reviewing and...
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