CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust

Conserving critical salmon and brown bear habitat in Alaska’s threatened Bristol Bay Watershed.

Bristol Bay

Photo by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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Photo by Philip DeManczuk

Bristol Bay, Alaska
Robert Glenn Ketchum aerial photo of Bristol Bay wetlands

Photo by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Grizzly bear splashing water.

Photo by Jamie Scarrow

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Photo by Philip DeManczuk

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Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust PROJECT BRIEF

Whether they’re snatching salmon or ranging the tundra, wild Alaskan brown bears regularly inspire our conservation work for the species down here in the Lower 48. But it’s easy to forget that Alaska’s bears need protection, too.

That’s why we helped the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust—a fellow member of the Land Trust Alliance—secure a conservation easement on 530 acres of bear and salmon habitat at the confluence of Harris Creek and the Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska. We’re excited to be helping protect an important feeding site for these magnificent coastal bears, so that they can keep inspiring our primary work farther south.

Bristol Bay Heritage Trust at a Glance

  • Partnership with fellow Land Trust Alliance member in threatened Bristol Bay Watershed
  • 530-acre easement conserves crucial salmon and brown bear habitat along two waterways