3 Ways to Support Bristol Bay This Holiday Season
BlackStrap Industries, we are dedicated to protecting the streams that our prized fish call home. Bristol Bay, Alaska reigns as one of the top fishing locations for anglers. With miles and miles of wilderness, crystal clear streams that turn red with annual salmon runs, and unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities, Bristal Bay is truly like no other place on earth.
Unfortunately, this place is threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine, a plan to build the largest open-pit copper and gold mine in the headwaters of the Bay. Anglers, tribes, commercial fishermen, scientists, and mining experts agree- Bristol Bay is no place for a project the size and scale of Pebble because of the near-guaranteed negative impact it would have on the fishery. Nonetheless, the project continues to be pushed along. 2020 is a key decision-making year and we must continue to push back against the proposal at every turn.
Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay campaign is leading the efforts to prevent the mine from getting its key permit. They’ve been leaders in the effort for the last decade and are relying on sportsmen and women nationwide to continue working together to hold the line into 2020. Together, this community can ensure this Bristol Bay remains intact. Check out the three ways you can support Bristol Bay and Trout Unlimited’s efforts through your upcoming holiday shopping.
- Buy gear that helps spread the word and gives back. BlackStrap has produced the No Pebble Mine Daily Tube Sun Mask that helps you spread the word about what’s happening in Bristol Bay. Best of all, proceeds from your purchase will be donated directly back to the effort to save Bristol Bay.
- Go fish Bristol Bay. The Bristol Bay recreational fishery employs over 1,000 lodge workers, guides, and pilots who contribute to a $60 million annual economy. By growing this industry and contributing to keeping it strong, we can continue to show decision-makers that we value the fish-based jobs and resources from the region, making the case for protecting it. Visit Bristol Bay lodges and plan your trip today!
- Donate directly to Save Bristol Bay on Giving Tuesday. Simply put, your donations will help send Bristol Bay fishing advocates to meet with decision-makers in Washington, D.C., launch effective PR campaigns, and fund the latest lawsuit against the EPA. We will be donating on December 3rd as part of Giving Tuesday- will you join us?
Donate to Save Bristol Bay today to help stop Pebble Mine today.
In this season, we are grateful for those who work hard to protect the places we all love to fish (or hope to fish one day). And in the spirit of giving, we hope you will join us in making sure our partners have the tools they need to defend our cherished wild places. Thank you!