Protect Cook Inlet Wild Salmon Habitat
Petition to encourage decision makers to recognize the importance of wild Alaskan Salmon Habitat.
Dismally low returns of Chinook salmon to Cook Inlet during 2012 triggered severe economic hardship for Alaskans and resulted in a federal disaster declaration.
Cook Inlet salmon account for hundreds of millions of dollars in local economic impact each and every year, create thousands of jobs for local Alaskans and provide renewable economies that enrich and strengthen our local communities.
Wild salmon depend on healthy habitat. Without it, the salmon cycle cannot continue.
There are imminent threats to wild Alaskan salmon habitat today and inaction by our state agencies is leading Alaska to the ‘death by a thousand cuts’ dilemma that has decimated wild salmon populations around the world.
Decision makers need to know Alaskans care about protecting salmon habitat. They need to know Alaskans won't stand for the wanton destruction of salmon habitat.
Wild salmon provide sustainable, good paying, local jobs. The protection of salmon habitat needs our voice. Protecting genetic diversity is vital to stabilizing salmon stocks; therefore it is imperative that all salmon streams are protected to assure the overall health of wild salmon in the Cook Inlet watershed.
Please sign the petition below. Read the full petition here.
The Bottom Line:
NOW, THEREFORE, THE UNDERSIGNED DO HEREBY CALL ON ALL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE WHATEVER STEPS NECESSARY TO:
- Enforce existing water quality protection laws and rules to ensure healthy salmon habitat;
- Ensure adequate riparian setbacks and intact river systems to maintain the habitat functions and values salmon need to survive.
Read the full petition here.