As I make the long journey north right now back to Alaska to guide grizzly trips for Natural Habitat, I think about last year. I cant wait to see my favorite blondes and their cubs who will have grown so much since last August. I cant wait to see if the wolves have returned to the same old den site. I look forward to that feeling of euphoria watching a quiet meadow at 830 pm fill with bears just as the day trippers have gone back to Homer and the light starts to get really nice. There is one thing that I won’t be able to do that was fantastic last year- celebrate with each of my groups the since of relief the people of Alaska were feeling after the EPA had all but shut down any hope that the dark devil of our nightmares, the Pebble Mine, would destroy one of the most valuable and precious river drainages on earth. President Trump not only has intensified the slaughter of bears and wolves recently, but he has plans to hamstring the EPA from protecting one of the world’s last great wilderness areas from what would be the largest open-pit gold mine in the world. Is that making America great again?????
What can we do? In the current political atmosphere, which looks to be building into a civil war, it seems like not much of what folks like me have to say will be heard, but we have to try. Please support the World Wildlife Fund, as they stand by the EPA and the correct decisions they have already made, and sign and share this petition! It’s all we can do at this point.