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Alaska's Wild Copper River Delta



Alaska's Wild Copper River Delta is an amazing wilderness at risk from roadbuilding, clearcutting, and strip mining. Learn more about protecting its Native culture, famous salmon, and 16 million shorebirds.
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Address:
750 West 2nd, #200
Anchorage , AK 99501
USA
Contact Person: Scott Anaya
Phone: 907-258-4808
Fax: 907-258-4811
E-Mail: copperriver@nwf.org
Website: http://www.nwf.org/copperriver
   


Detailed Information:
At 700,000 acres, Alaska's wild Copper River Delta is an amazing place. It's world famous salmon, 16 million shorebirds and waterfowl, wolves, wolverines, moose, sea lions and more have sustained the Native Eyak people for thousands of years. Sadly a way of life and this area is at risk. A for-profit native corporation plans to build a 55 mile road severing 400 streams on their way to clearcut 8,000 acres of old growth coastal temperate rainforest. Plans also include a huge coal strip mining operation. Led by the National Wildlife Federation, a coalition of Native, local and national environmental groups are fighting to stop this destruction by proposing a win-win solution, and by securing permanent protection for the Copper River Delta.


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