The Copper River flows into Lake Iliamna from the south, through a beautiful valley lined with cottonwoods, spruce, and birches. Famous among anglers for its trophy rainbow trout, the river hosts an annual run of hundreds of thousands of sockeye salmon, which bring the bears and the seagulls to the river. Without these salmon, the entire ecosystem would collapse, which is why anglers and biologists oppose the proposed Pebble Mine, which would be built in this watershed.
Too learn more about the fight against Pebble Mine, visit Save Bristol Bay.
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