BLM considering opening more lands to mining in Alaska’s Central Yukon
The BLM is updating its management plan for 16 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska’s Central Yukon region. The BLM is considering whether to open more lands to mining, and whether to maintain protections for thirty-four Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).
The mighty Yukon: the longest river in Alaska
The area is home to the mighty Yukon River - the longest river in Alaska and the migratory route for one of the longest salmon runs in the world. Dozens of tributaries feed into the Yukon River, and provide essential habitat for spawning salmon, moose, caribou, and waterfowl throughout the region.
We need clean water for drinking and for fish and wildlife!
Urge the BLM to prioritize the Yukon River's health and the communities that rely upon it
Please encourage the BLM to prioritize watershed health and subsistence use in its planning process, maintain protections for Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and retain existing protections against hardrock mining.
TAKE ACTION: Urge BLM to Protect Alaska’s Central Yukon from mining!
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