Petition to Protect Wild Salmon Habitat
Wild salmon play a vital role in the economies, lifestyles, and cultures of Alaska. Healthy habitat is essential to healthy salmon populations. Salmon habitat in Alaka is under threat in multiple ways. State agencies are not adequately enforcing standards that maintain healthy salmon habitat. The Chuitna Coal Mine proposes to outright remove eleven miles of salmon stream. preventing the loss and degradation ofIn light of this, the Chuitna Citizens Coalitionhas put forth a petition calling on state and local governments to
- · Enforce existing water quality protection laws and rules to ensure healthy salmon habitat;
- · Ensure adequate riparian setbacks and intact river systems to maintain the habitat functions and values salmon need to survive.