This fall Cook Inletkeeper will be bringing the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival to four locations throughout the watershed. Join us in Anchorage, Homer, Kenai or Talkeetna.
Many people boat, fish and recreate in rivers and lakes in the Mat-Su, but some may not know that adult salmon spawn and juvenile salmon grow in their backyards.
The world does not need another coal mine to supply an already oversupplied seaborne thermal coal market. That’s what our research has shown for quite some time now and it’s why we filed a letter in August with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources explaining how the proposed Chuitna coal mine in Upper Cook Inlet is a white elephant in the making.
Through all of the hours enjoying home-cooked meals with friends and standing in the Chuitna, casting pink flies towards schools of salmon, I was too busy enjoying the moment to recognize that for the residents of the Chuitna watershed, fulfilling moments like this are in jeopardy.