In 1978, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established to protect the area from a proposed iron mine. The legislation that set aside 48,000 acres was a hotly contested battle between jobs and the environment. In the end, it proved to be a sustainable solution that answered both ideals. Today, the pristine waters of the Chilkat River, that support all five types of North America's wild Pacific Salmon, is again threatened by a proposed copper and gold mine at its headwaters.
What can you do?
GET EDUCATED! Check out: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-05-04/critics-question-mine-exploration-near-alaska-eagle-preserve on what is going on.
GET INVOLVED! Check out: www.acwa-alaska.org for more information on how to get involved.