Nushagak Cooperative's contentious hydroelectric project could lower high energy costs and tap into clean, renewable energy. But it would be built next to one of the region’s main salmon rivers in the nation’s largest state park.
If ADF&G's 2020 sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay comes in as predicted, it would make next year another in a series of big returns. But some biologists caution that continued abundance could lead to a downturn.
The Bristol Bay Regional Advisory Council led a heated discussion about management of the Mulchatna herd at its meeting in Dillingham last week. It also voted to support four of five regional subsistence proposals and oppose one statewide proposal.
This is the 30th ministry project in Alaska built by the Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian relief organization based in the Lower 48 that leads construction projects in more than 100 countries.