Save Bristol Bay Guide Ambassadors share season recaps with Trout Unlimited
The team at Deneki Outdoors is committed to conservation, especially in the places where we operate and take you fishing. For our lodges in southwest Alaska, that commitment is personal and we’ve consistently partnered with groups like Trout Unlimited who have been working with local businesses and communities to fight the proposed Pebble mine for the last decade.
The longstanding efforts of anglers coming together with commercial fishermen, tribes, and hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country has put up a strong fight against the proposed mine. With 15,000 jobs, a $1.5 billion fishing economy, subsistence for 8,000 people who live in the region year round, and one of the greatest sport fisheries on the planet, there’s too much at stake. Pebble is the wrong mine for the wrong place.
Most recently, Pebble was issued a major setback in their attempts to be granted its key federal permit, and is currently facing a looming November 16th deadline to submit a sufficient mitigation plan to the Army Corps of Engineers. While Pebble has not been officially denied yet, these new requirements, paired with new opposition from Alaska’s elected officials, creates a significant challenge for the Canadian mining company to overcome.
While we wait to see Pebble’s new plan and continue to push for an official denial of the permit, a few of our Rapids Camp guides are joining Trout Unlimited’s Alaska staff to share their season recaps, what it means to be a Guide Ambassador for Bristol Bay, and what a future of fishing looks like without the threat of Pebble looming overhead.
On Thursday, October 30th, Brent Borcherdt went live on Instagram to share his favorite fishing story from the season, and why guides have been so fired about stopping Pebble. Watch the interview here.
Tune in to our other Rapids Camp guides going Instagram live for conversations with Trout Unlimited over the next few weeks! Follow @savebristolbay for reminders and updates on the status of the mine proposal.
Thursday, Nov 5th; 2pm AKST- Chad Bryson (@captchadbryson) Watch the interview here.
Tuesday, Nov 17th; 2pm AKST- Jeremy Inman (@polar_jear)