Southwest Alaska nature conservancy

In order to understand the potential impacts of mining and other land uses in the area, The Conservancy has made huge investment in scientific research in Bristol Bay.  Field studies, literature reviews, and remote sensing analyses have all been used to help understand baseline conditions regarding salmon habitat use, hydrology, and water quality, as we help understand potential threats of development activities.

The Nature Conservancy field crew collects stream data in the Bristol Bay headwaters © Bridget Bresaw/The Nature Conservancy