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Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska faces critical salmon habitat decision

...historically had a very dependable king run, leading it to be dubbed the "Kenai of the West Side." Unfortunately the Chuitna River is now closed to all king fishing due to low escapements and has been for several years. With king salmon runs dangerously...
Submit your comment: Wild salmon or coal?

The Chuitna River, home to all five species of wild Pacific salmon, needs your help...Creek. Middle Creek is an important salmon spawning tributary of the Chuitna River in Upper Cook Inlet, where PacRim Coal proposes to strip mine through...
In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna's Middle Creek open to comment

...comment on an application for legal protection of the flow of Middle Creek, a tributary of the west Cook Inlet's Chuitna River. The application was made by the nonprofit Chuitna Citizen's Coalition in 2009 in order to preserve the salmon habitat...
Time to weigh in on salmon vs. coal

...Resources what you think about the "Salmon vs. Coal" issue. A strip mine is being considered through 14 miles of the Chuitna River (yikes!). I, personally, will be submitting my comments to and will be asking...
Chuitna documentary to premier February 3

...water rights for Middle Creek, a Chuitna River tributary which the CCC says will...wanted to bring people to the Chuitna River through the power of film...Tyonek and Beluga, and on the Chuitna river itself. Since the 2006, the...
Fishermen should have priority with DNR

...Chuitna. With Sullivan running for Senate, it is unfortunate to see that DNR continues to push for mining through the Chuitna River and for legislation which would expedite its approval. The Parnell Administration needs to get its priorities straight...
State government needs to be accountable to the people can't spawn and create salmon for next year's catch. We need to protect all salmon streams, including the Chuitna River, to protect Cook Inlet's salmon fishery. Whatever happened to "Government for the people"?
Restrictions issued for commercial king fishery

...Shields said the area was closed per the Northern District King Salmon Management Plan which specifies that if the Chuitna River is closed to sportfishing, the commercial king salmon fishery must close as well. Setnet fishermen in the rest of...
DNR ordered to rule on Chuitna applications

...reservations on the Western Cook Inlet Chuitna River for fish and wildlife protection...block a surface coal mine in the Chuitna River drainage proposed by PacRim Coal...application pending with DNR for the Chuitna River that it filed in 1996. DNR has...
Will the Legislature protect instream flows?

...protect instream flows in the Chuitna River from DNR's practice of, routinely...2009 in an effort to protect the Chuitna River from construction of the largest...the Court's conclusions in the Chuitna River litigation that Alaska citizens...


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