Friday, February 26, 2016
This week, your IFFF joined with over 40 organizations and companies representing millions of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to ask the 2016 Presidential candidates in both parties one simple question.
We need to know where you stand on the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska… and we need to know now.
Many of us in the outdoor recreation world have spent the better part of the last decade working to protect one of the world’s premiere salmon fisheries. But the issue is still unsettled. We need to know where our next President stands on this important issue.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/24rGMVc
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Sample Facebook Posts:
Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts are coming together to ask the 2016 candidates one simple question: “Where do you stand on stopping the Pebble Mine and protecting Bristol Bay?” http://bit.ly/24rGMVc
Alaska’s Bristol Bay supports one of the planet’s best salmon fisheries and is home to bear, moose, caribou and other wildlife. Fishing, hunting and ecotourism supports nearly 2,500 local jobs.
But Bristol Bay is under threat from the proposed Pebble Mine — a project that the late Alaska senator Ted Stevens called “the wrong mine in the wrong place."
Now organizations and companies that represent millions of anglers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts are asking the 2016 President candidates “Where do you stand on Bristol Bay?” http://bit.ly/24rGMVc
Bristol Bay, Alaska is one of the world’s premiere salmon fisheries, but the proposed Pebble Mine could wipe it all away.
Over 1,000 sport fishing and hunting groups have called for protecting Bristol Bay and the 2,500 local jobs that depend on outdoor recreation.
Now organizations and companies are coming together to ask the 2016 President candidates “Where do you stand on Bristol Bay?” http://bit.ly/24rGMVc
Today, we’re joining with over 40 organizations and companies representing millions of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts across all 50 states to make one request.
We’re asking the 2016 Presidential candidates from both parties to let us know where they stand on the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Protecting one of the world’s great salmon fisheries is too big of a question to be left to chance. We need to know where the next President stands on this issue… and we need to know now.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Note from the blogger; John Kreft is the Chair for the Oregon Council's, Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo. He has a very active blog titled River Keeper Flies, as well as being very active in his club. His club, the Central Oregon Fly Fishers is located in Bend, Oregon which is just about in the middle of the state. Check out these sites, coflyfishers.org, johnkreft.com, nwexpo.com.