Bristol Bay, Alaska is a place of deep magic. The wild sockeye salmon I and so many others love, still return there in the tens-of-millions every summer.
Wild Sockeye Salmon are the life-blood of Bristol Bay. The Bay still has a perfect, healthy, wild sockeye salmon fishery. An all-time record of 76 million Sockeye returned to their spawning rivers in the summer of 2023 to feed the animals, land and people - as they have for millennia. The Bristol Bay commercial fishery supports over 14,000 jobs, and the Yupik People of Bristol Bay hold salmon in the spiritual and cultural center of their existence. Every Native person in Bristol Bay relies on wild caught sockeye salmon to sustain them throughout the entire year. To these people, wild caught sockeye salmon are everything.
Despite this, forces private and government forces have made their best attempts over the last 30 years to dig up the headwaters of Bristol Bay's salmon spawning rivers to extract the regions gold deposits. The latest attempt, the Pebble Mine, would have developed a mine site the "size of a large airport", in the words of the Pebble CEO himself, John Shively.
Pebble Mine tailings pond catastrophic failure simulation
Pebble needs to push this mine through right now, while they have support at the federal and state levels. We have two ways to voice our opinions on turning Bristol Bay and its wholly regenerative fishery into a mining district, forever.
- We can use our vote and our voice. Right now, tell your Senators and Members of Congress to cease the current Army Corps EIS.
- Use our dollars to support Bristol Bay and its fully sustainable wild caught sockeye salmon fishery. Especially with wild salmon and goods of Bristol Bay provenance.
The intention behind the creation of Eva’s Wild is that you can do both of those things, right here in one place - and give back to save this sacred place while doing it.
Bristol Bay, its People and 14,000+ jobs it supports every summer thank you.
As do I.
Director - The Wild
Founder - Eva’s Wild