Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks and Preserves were created to protect a portion of Bristol Bay’s one-of-a-kind ecosystem and the traditional subsistence lifestyles so closely tied to wild salmon. Our national parks help anchor the fishery, but they alone can’t save it from the possible effects of an industrial mining district.
Here is what you can do to help protect our wild salmon masterpiece:
- Read EPA’s revised “Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay.”
- Learn more about the importance of wild salmon to Bristol Bay’s Dena’ina and Yup’ik cultures: historically, traditionally, and today. Read this article or watch the videos below.
Traditional “fish camps” near the Dena’ina Athabascan village of Nondalton are the final hurdle in the wild salmon’s migration route before they reach protected waters in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Our national park protects a portion of Bristol Bay’s rich natural and cultural resources for generations to come.