Deep Creek Flyfishers,
The final year is hopefully upon us in the Bristol Bay Campaign. One of the ways that this can be stopped is by the House Appropriations Committee placing a rider to not fund this specific process by the EPA.
Congressman Ken Calvert (42nd District) (http://calvert.house.gov/) is Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. We will be working with Calvert’s office and a few others in CA to educate them about the Pebble Mine issue and give them letters from constituents in support of EPA intervention of Bristol Bay. I attached a draft letter to Congressman Calvert.
It is EXTREMELY helpful to have letters signed from organizations that are in or near his district.
If y'all are interested in helping, please let me know.
You can sign and scan the letter below OR mail a hard copy to:
268 W Jackson
Sonora CA 95370
Download the letter to sign Bristol Bay Letter
BRIDGEPORT, Calif. - California Lahontan cutthroat trout, squeezed out of their native Sierra habitat by illegally planted brook trout, will be reestablished and nurtured by a consortium of local fly-fishing clubs and the Southwest Council-International Federation of Fly Fishers (SWC-IFFF) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW).
Target area is Silver Creek in the West Walker River watershed near Bridgeport.
A base camp will be established at the headwaters of Silver Creek and a team of 4-5 people will assist the CDFW with electro-fishing. The goal of this multi-year event is to eradicate the non-native brook trout so the stream can sustain a currently imperiled population of Lahontan cutthroat trout. Upon competition, Silver Creek will be opened to angling.