Conservation - Royal Coachman Lodge's EffortsThe Royal Coachman Lodge is concerned about the salmon populations around the world, and Alaska.
We are fortunate to have very stable salmon runs, but they need to be protected to keep them that way. Threats from the Pebble Mine, over fishing, salmon anemia from salmon farms, and habitat destruction could all play a role in destroying one of the largest intact salmon ecosystems left in the world. Royal Coachman Lodge, and Copper River Lodge have helped raise, donated, or donated trips valued over $200,000 in the last 5 years to conservation causes!
On this page we will try to keep you updated on current threats.
In 2015 the Royal Coachman Lodge and the Copper River Lodge matched donations, with the the George Hauer foundation, up to $10,000 to help fight the Pebble Mine. This was also matched by Trout Unlimited through the Sportsman's match. As a result we have now raised over $200,000 in just the last 5 years to stop this destructive mine. This was so successful that we plan to match donations again in 2016. Please contact us if you want to have your donation matched.
Royal Coachman Lodge also sponsors two students every year at the Bristol Bay Guide Academy. This is a guide school to teach local youth how to get in the sport fishing business. We also try to hire a student out of this school every year to work at our lodge during the summer. It is essential that the sport fishing industry supports the local communities, and this is a great way to start the process.
Our greatest fight at this point is trying to slow down or stop Pebble Mine which could become the largest open pit mine in the world. The mine is located between the two largest salmon producing drainages in Alaska, the Nushagak and the Kvijack. Please support the agencies that are fighting this mine: Trout Unlimited, the Conservation Fund, the Nature Conservancy, and the Sportsman's Alliance.
Recent News:For the most up to date information on the Pebble Mine please go to:
Bristol Bay needs every sportsman and woman that has fished, or wants to fish, Bristol Bay to make a donation this summer! We cannot let these generous donations and matches go unfulfilled and, most importantly, we cannot allow foreign mining companies to devastate the world’s greatest Sockeye run. Bristol Bay’s fish, wildlife, and people are depending on us to support them.
If you want to make a donation please click on this link, every donation helps! IF YOU WANT YOUR DONATION QUADRUPLED YOU HAVE TO MENTION SWEETWATER TRAVEL, COPPER RIVER LODGE, OR ROYAL COACHMAN LODGE, IN THE MEMO OF YOUR DONATION.
If you want to learn more on why this is the wrong mine in the wrong place please click here….
Thank you for your support!