Eagles gather in the winter, waiting for salmon along the Tsirku River in the Chilkat Valley.

Eagles gather in the winter, waiting for salmon along the Tsirku River in the Chilkat Valley.

It is our job to give the eagles a voice

It is our job to give the eagles a voice

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.

TAKE ACTION!