Opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay is growing to the point that one has to wonder who — outside of the mining companies — could still support the idea of an open-pit mine that would endanger a pristine watershed where tens of millions of salmon spawn
Six months is not a long time or is it? Six months in the life of an infant brings some of the most vital stages of development. Six months can be measured by two weather seasons. This length of time can be significant or just create passing memories. For me, the last six months working at the Wilderness Society have been more than enlightening and have changed my vision of the future.
We all live in a watershed, no matter how urban or rural the city. For instance, I live in Golden, Colorado, a small community founded more than 150 years ago along the banks of Clear Creek at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
While concerns about the economy continue to generate huge media interest, a “Who’s Who” of national reporters turned their attention for an hour to thinking about what the new Obama Administration might mean to America’s public lands and the wildlife that call them home.