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Where water is gold : life and livelihood in Alaska's Bristol Bay / Carl Johnson ; foreword by Sandra Day O'Connor.

Johnson, Carl, (author,, photographer.).

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Homer Public Library AK 597.5509 JOH 000160306 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594857737
  • ISBN: 1594857733
  • Physical Description: 174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Braided River, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Sandra Day O'Connor -- Bristol Bay Watersheds and proposed site of Pebble Mine map -- Where water is gold / Bill Sherwonit -- Moving with the seasons / Anne Coray and Steve Kahn -- A firestorm of activity / Dave Atcheson -- An embarassment of riches / Nick Jans -- Treasures in the land / Erin McKittrick.
Summary, etc.:
"Bristol Bay is a region in southwestern Alaska renowned as the most significant source of wild sockeye salmon in the world, as well as other species of Pacific salmon and herring. Unfortunately, it also contains mineral resources: gold, copper, and molybdenum (a metal used to make steel alloys), and the extraction of these minerals would likely destroy the world-class commercial and recreational fisheries essential not only to the people who call this region home, but far beyond as well. Mining development threatens Native tribes and the salmon-based subsistence way of life that has sustained them for 4000 years. In addition to millions of migrating salmon, Bristol Bay provides important habitat for many other species including millions of seabirds, sea otters, seals, walruses, Beluga and Orca whales, and the endangered North Pacific Right Whale. Conservation in competition with development is a well-worn theme in Alaska, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the battle over Bristol Bay exemplified by the proposed Pebble Mine"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sockeye salmon > Alaska > Bristol Bay > Pictorial works.
Salmon > Alaska > Bristol Bay > Pictorial works.
Aquatic resources > Alaska > Bristol Bay > Pictorial works.
Natural resources > Alaska > Bristol Bay > Pictorial works.
Aquatic resources.
Natural resources.
Sockeye salmon.
Bristol Bay (Alaska) > Pictorial works.
Pacific Ocean > Bristol Bay.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.