Pebble Mine

At Risk of Losing Natural Habitat

Once regarded as untouchable, the best brown bear habitat in the world faces the risk of becoming a mining district, causing indelible harm to the pristine ecosystem at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. The enormous open-pit mine and transportation infrastructure would affect vast tracts of protected land: Katmai National Park, McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, and Lake Clark National Park protect habitat that supports the world’s largest sockeye salmon run, the largest congregation of bears in the world, and the incalculable riches of untouched wilderness. Those protections now hang in the balance.

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Pebble Mine: A Corrupt Public Process

The economic contribution of bear viewing to South Central Alaska

Prepared by: Taylor B. Young & Joseph M. Little
School of Management University of Alaska Fairbanks May 2019

Bear viewing economic impact Alaska

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