You might hear us talk a little bit about salmon around here. We love them, it’s true.
Because, of course, we all live in one of the last strongholds of wild salmon on earth. That’s right, on THE-PLANET.
Stop and think about that for a moment…
The conquest of human beings across this continent over the last 500 years has had a startling impact on it’s diversity and health of salmon habitat (among other things). The State Governments of the Pacific Northwest region, for example, are spending millions of dollars every year on salmon recovery programs – knocking down dams, replacing culverts, and studying fish habitat. Alaska’s dominant fossil fuel industries are reluctant to even approach a minimum amount of adequate habitat protection and they continue to fight us with millions of dollars on common sense updates to habitat laws, like with Stand for Salmon. (Remember to vote YES on 1 in November)
Alaska has a chance to do things right – and we can start by celebrating our wild salmon with proactive measures to protect their wild habitat and spawning streams. Join us for our events this summer including the notorious Salmonfest Music Festival at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, or one of many events across our landscapes celebrating Alaska’s 3rd Annual Wild Salmon Day on August 10th.
We are standing in love for our quality of life and connection to Salmon, and we are standing for action, to update our 60-year-old fish habitat law with more thoughtful protections for the future of wild salmon in Alaska.