Category Archives: Salmon Habitat

UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP): Alaska’s Senator Murkowski needs to hear from Alaska’s fishermen

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready to rubber stamp the Pebble Mine’s federal permit despite continued opposition from commercial fishermen, seafood processors, Bristol Bay Native Tribes, and businesses around the country. 

    As of this Friday, April 5th, the Army Corps is 55 days into a 90-day public comment period for Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – the foundation for the entire federal permitting process.  The Army Corps’ Draft EIS is fundamentally flawed, misses important baseline data and details about Pebble’s mine plan, fails to address a large-scale tailings dam failure, and downplays the risk to Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon fishery, including damage to the public’s perception of Bristol Bay Sockeye and the Alaska Seafood brand as a whole. 

    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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