Salmon Initiative: Beyond the Rhetoric

“AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION OF WILD SALMON AND FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT”.

Wondering how to vote on ballot measure 1 in the general election this November?  Alaska Common Ground was at 49th State Brewing Company from on Thursday, October 4th. You can check out the livestream here.

Panelists for: Emily Anderson – Stand for Salmon and Wild Salmon Society
Tim Troll – Executive Director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust

Panelists against: Clint Campion – attorney and volunteer for Stand for Alaska – No on One
Bob Loeffler – Former Director DNR Mining, Land and Water and consultant

The event was moderated by journalist John Tracy. Speakers bios can be found here.

ACG Board member Dick Mylius provided an overview of the existing law as well as what the ballot measure would change. You can see his slides here.

Alaska Public Media recorded the event and you can link to their broadcast here. You can also listen to the entire discussion on our SoundCloud page here

Read the summary language of the initiative here.

Read the Bill language here. This includes the changes since the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on this topic in August.

This event is cosponsored by the Anchorage Public Library and the League of Women Voters Anchorage.

Event Flyer.