Salmon are a
way of life here.
Bristol Bay, its waters, our salmon and our way of life are at risk. We have been fighting to protect this place, along with many partners, for nearly 2 decades. The threat is Pebble Mine - a massive open pit mine proposed to be constructed at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
The mine puts at risk the way of life that has sustained the indigenous people of the region since time immemorial; a commercial fishery that has been going strong for more than 130 years; and habitat that gives birth to the world’s largest wild salmon run. Salmon are a way of life here. Every purchase made in our shop supports our efforts to make sure we keep it that way.
Protect Bristol Bay.
United Tribes of Bristol Bay relies on the support of generous donors - from both large organizations and individuals alike. Every donation helps us fight the threat posed by large scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed.
If you believe in protecting the world’s largest wild salmon run, the habitat that supports this abundance and the indigenous people of this region that have relied on these wild salmon for thousands of years, click here.
Quyana for your support.
About united Tribes
of Bristol Bay.
United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB) is a tribal consortium of Bristol Bay tribal governments advocating for the protection of the Bristol Bay Watershed from large-scale metallic sulfide mines.
UTBB is the first tribally-chartered consortium in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska. UTBB acts as political subdivision of its member tribal governments who have been leading environmental justice work in Bristol Bay for decades. UTBB was founded in 2013 to unite the tribal voice of six Bristol Bay tribes and has grown to represent fifteen tribal governments. UTBB’s member tribes represent fifteen of the Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Alutiiq indigenous communities in Bristol Bay - over 80 percent of the population of the region.
To learn more about UTBB, our land, our people and our priorities, please visit our main page at utbb.org.