Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Pebble Mine Update by Guido Rahr

  • 18 Jun 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting over Zoom
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               Fireside Environmental Speaker Series

The GGACC Conservation Committee is pleased to invite you to our Virtual speaker event:

The Pebble Mine – State of Disaster

Digging into the proposed Pebble Mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay Alaska - what is at stake and what is the latest state of the controversy over this proposed mining operation. 

Thursday, June 18th, 6 pm PT

A presentation by Guido Rahr of the Wild Salmon Center

Hosted by Stephen Starke

Guido Rahr, Director of the Wild Salmon Center (see bio below) returns to GGACC to discuss the battle over licensing of the proposed Pebble Mine and the consequences to Bristol Bay and spawning habitat for one-third of the world's Salmon population.

Guido will enlighten us on the Bristol Bay ecosystem, legendary fishing rivers, and the risk the mine poses to one of the most significant wild salmon strongholds left on Earth. We will learn about the science and politics that are at work to save this precious resource from the ill effects of a Canadian mining concern. This may be the most important environmental confrontation in our generation. Come find out what’s at stake and learn what you can do to help.

REGISTRATION: Members ONLY can register on this page by clicking on the “REGISTER” button. Registrants will receive a 2nd email just prior to the talk providing a Zoom link to join (this will be a separate email than your emailed registration confirmation).  You must be registered by the day before this event to be assured of receiving the emailed Zoom link. Registration is limited to the first 90 members to sign up after which a Waitlist will generate. Registrants may cancel their own registration up to the day before the event to allow others from the Waitlist to be automatically registered in their place.

For more information about this event or for suggestions about future conservation speakers, please contact Stephen Starke, Chairperson, GGACC Fireside Environmental Speaker Series, at sstarke@comcast.net

If you are having difficulty in connecting to this Zoom meeting using the link emailed out to the registrants shortly before the event, email Sarah Trenschel at sarahtrenschel@gmail.com

About Guido Rahr:

Under Mr. Rahr’s leadership, the Wild Salmon Center has developed scientific research, habitat protection and fisheries improvement projects in dozens of rivers in Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. Over $100 million has been raised in grants, establishing eight new conservation organizations, and protecting three million acres of habitat including public lands management designations and eight new large scale habitat reserves on key salmon rivers across the Pacific Rim.

Mr. Rahr earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Environmental Studies from Yale University. Before coming to the Wild Salmon Center, he developed conservation programs for Oregon Trout, the United Nations Development Program, the Rainforest Alliance and Conservation International. Mr. Rahr is a member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Salmon Specialist Group, and is a passionate fly fisherman and fly tyer. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Lee, and their three sons.


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