Whitefish, Mont. – The travel site AlaskaFlyOut.com is donating 5% of packages from a select group of 26 premium lodges and adventures sold through March 10 to the Save Bristol Bay campaign.
Save Bristol Bay works to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery from a massive open-pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. The proposed Pebble Mine is 20 times larger than all mines in Alaska combined and poses serious risks to Bristol Bay’s unparalleled sport and commercial fishing.
“This promotion is the perfect time to book one of Alaska’s world-class fishing lodges or outfitters before they are completely full for the 2012 season,” said Cory Luoma, Owner of AlaskaFlyOut.com. “It’s also a great opportunity for the sport fishing community to show their support for protecting Bristol Bay’s epic landscape, wildlife, and fishing waters. Simply put: You fish. We donate.”
The lodge and adventure experiences available through the promotion range from wilderness float trips on Bristol Bay’s remote rivers to luxury lodges equipped with helicopters and float planes ready to fly you to the next fishing destination. Booking is as simple as browsing the selections for your preferred lodge or adventure, and filling out a simple form.
Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to the Bristol Bay watershed each year, supporting thousands of fishing jobs and businesses, countless wildlife, and a subsistence catch for Alaska Natives. Bristol Bay is also a sport fishing paradise with ample runs of trophy rainbow trout and other species. The proposed Pebble Mine would dig a pit at least 3 miles wide and 2,500 feet deep and would create 10 billion tons of toxic waste requiring treatment and storage forever.