Salmon and Mining Clash in Small Alaskan Town: Film

The Chilkat River supports all five species of salmon native to Alaska. And now, a modern-day gold rush upstream threatens the health of the river downstream.

Wild Confluence‘s latest film, “Rock-Paper-Fish,” explores the controversy along the Chilkat. Filmmakers Colin Arisman and Connor Gallagher interview the Haines and Klukwan communities, both parties in the salmon-mining clash in southeastern Alaska.

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Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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