This summer’s weather has been rough on Alaska and its wildlife. In all corners of the state, there has been unusual weather events that have disrupted and threatened Alaskan wildlife. Rainstorms have pummeled the western coast, wildfires have swept through southcentral, and lightning has struck in the arctic ocean. This summer has also delivered record… Continue reading Warm Weather Threatens Salmon Around the State
Its July and salmon are running on the Kuskokwim river again. Here in Alaska, we are fortunate that we have managed to keep our salmon stocks as strong as they are. Further south, our salmon’s cousins are not faring as well. There are many reasons our southerly neighbors are struggling to recover their salmon stocks,… Continue reading An Overview of Ocean Acidification
If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve seen the following headlines: With a favorable Record of Decision signed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Bureau of Land Management in August of 2018, Donlin Gold has continued its permitting process with Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources. In 2014, Donlin… Continue reading Donlin Gold Natural Gas Pipeline Commenting Opportunity
If you haven’t heard, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) announced on December 17, 2018 that it finalized its first conservation agreement with Donlin Gold, LLC to enter into a long-term deed restriction agreement to preserve just under 2,000 acres of Trust wetlands near Tyonek for wetland compensatory mitigation of 2,800 acres of disturbed… Continue reading Compensatory Mitigation: What is it?
Ever since I’ve moved to Alaska, people have told me, “Just wait, the summer makes it worth it.” In response to this, I have to say: I have loved every Alaskan season I’ve experienced so far, winter being one of my favorites. This summer has been AMAZING! The weather has been beautiful this summer and… Continue reading Citizen Science, No Lab Coat Required
As the weather is warming up and the salmon start heading upriver to spawn in the Kuskokwim, Georgetown and other communities are in conservation mode to protect the Chinook and other salmon species for today and future generations. If you are interested in learning about other ways to support the salmon, check out the LEO… Continue reading Salmon Watch on the Kuskokwim
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Donlin Gold was released on April 27, 2018. An additional commenting period was opened for the updated Compensatory Mitigation Plan (CMP) of the FEIS, located in Appendices J and M of the FEIS. The CMP addresses how Donlin Gold plans to mitigate short- and long-term temporary disturbances and… Continue reading Donlin Gold Compensatory Mitigation Plan Comments Submitted!
Dear Georgetown Community and Friends, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released their Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Donlin Gold Project on April 27, 2018. To view the whole document, click here. To view the executive summary, click here. Comments are being only accepted on the updated compensatory mitigation plan included as… Continue reading Donlin Gold Project Update: Final EIS Published
The information below is provided by Federal Subsistence Board from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: There will be a public hearing for Fisheries Special Action Request (FSA18-03) submitted by the Aniak Native Community scheduled on April 19, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm. Hearing Information: Purpose: To receive testimony on a temporary special action request received by… Continue reading Kuskokwim Fisheries Federal Special Action Request Hearing 04/19/2018 – Make Your Voice Heard