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Main Title Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Volume 2. Appendices A-D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Year Published 2014
Report Number EPA/910/R-14/001B
Stock Number PB2014-103326
Additional Subjects Mining ; Salmon ; Ecosystems ; Risk assessment ; Copper mines ; Aquatic habitats ; Wildlife ; Watersheds ; Water pollution ; Bristol Bay(Alaska)
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NTIS  PB2014-103326 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Bristol Bay watershed in southwestern Alaska supports the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, is home to 25 federally recognized tribal governments, and contains significant mineral resources. The potential for large-scale mining activities in the watershed has raised concerns about the impact of mining on the sustainability of Bristol Bays world-class commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries and the future of Alaska Native tribes in the watershed, who have maintained a salmon-based culture and subsistence-based way of life for at least 4,000 years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched this assessment to determine the significance of Bristol Bays ecological resources and evaluate the potential impacts of large-scale mining on these resources.