It has been a really busy and productive summer for the Salmon Beyond Borders campaign crew - a lot has happened since we last provided you with a full update earlier this spring!
We’ve just returned from visits to Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and have some big campaign updates for you...
We are excited to share that the hard work each and every one of you has put in over the past 5 years of this campaign is working! Your voices have reached community leaders and lawmakers at every level - elevating the need for binding international protections and financial assurances for our shared transboundary salmon rivers, jobs, and way of life.
On the heels of our meetings in Washington, D.C. last week, it is now more clear than ever that the pressure from communities and lawmakers throughout the U.S.-B.C. transboundary region is driving this issue.
This NEW action will go directly to Secretary Pompeo and Minister Freeland prior to the upcoming semi-annual meetings between the Department of State and Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa.
Updates from Washington, D.C.
Add your name to the Thank You letter to all 8 senators from the 4 states bordering B.C. here!
Updates from Southeast Alaska
We’ll leave you with a recent statement from Senator Murkowski:
“Alaska is a resource state. We are blessed with abundant fish, minerals, timber, oil, gas, and wildlife. As Alaskans, we take seriously our responsibility to manage these incredible resources so that the livelihoods they support can coexist in harmony. My longstanding concern is that our neighbors in British Columbia are not meeting a similar high standard with regard to the impacts of hard rock mining on other resources and livelihoods in transboundary watersheds –especially the downstream fisheries that support tribes and coastal communities in Alaska.”
We’re all in this together.
The SBB Crew
SALMON BEYOND BORDERS is a campaign driven by sport and commercial fishermen, community leaders, tourism and recreation business owners and concerned citizens, in collaboration with Tribes and First Nations, united across the Alaska/British Columbia border to defend and sustain our transboundary rivers, jobs and way of life.
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