March 2012

31 March 2012

2012 Western Alaskan Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

A day-long workshop on Pebble science studies has been added to the agenda for the  2012 Western Alaskan  Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum, March 28-31, 2012 in Dillingham, Alaska.

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30 March 2012

Science Conference, Resilience in a Changing World

The UAF Bristol Bay Campus will host the 5th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC), Resilience in a Changing World on March 28-30 in Dillingham, Alaska. Richard Seifert, Community Sustainability Coordinator and Professor Emeritus, Cooperative Extension Service, will serve as the keynote speaker.

WAISC highlights regional scientific efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. WAISC was started in Dillingham in 2007 to promote science education in western Alaska.

For more information contact Adam Kane, Science Educational Liaison, UAF Bristol Bay Campus at 842-5109 or 1-800-478-5109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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PLP Environmental Data Meeting

The Pebble Limited Partnership will hold a seminar this week on the project's 20,000 page Environmental Baseline Document. The 53-chapter Environmental Baseline Document represents the environmental studies done by more than 40 consulting firms and 100 scientists from 2004 to 2008 of the Pebble Project, a proposed copper, gold, molybdenum mine near Lake Iliamna.

The meeting will be held from noon to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Cowles Council Chambers, Homer City Hall.  

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29 March 2012

PLP to give EBD overview in Soldotna/Homer

According to a Homer News article, representatives from the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) are on the Kenai Peninsula today and tomorrow to present an overview of PLP's Environmental Baseline Document (EBD). Scientists who contributed to the document will be available to answer questions as well.

  • Thursday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Kenai Peninsula College Commons, Soldotna
  • Friday: noon to 3 p.m. -  Cowles Council Chambers, Homer City Hall, Homer

PLP has already conducted similar meetings in Newhalen, Kokhanok, Nondalton, Port Alsworth, New Stuyahok, Igiugig, and Levelock, and will present in Dillingham on Saturday as part of the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference.

About the EBD: The EBD consists of data collected in the Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet areas mostly from 2004-2008. Subject areas for study include physical and chemical environment, biological environment, and human environment. It is available online at www.pebbleresearch.com.

Read the entire article in the Homer News.

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Science Conference, Resilience in a Changing World

The UAF Bristol Bay Campus will host the 5th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC), Resilience in a Changing World on March 28-30 in Dillingham, Alaska. Richard Seifert, Community Sustainability Coordinator and Professor Emeritus, Cooperative Extension Service, will serve as the keynote speaker.

WAISC highlights regional scientific efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. WAISC was started in Dillingham in 2007 to promote science education in western Alaska.

For more information contact Adam Kane, Science Educational Liaison, UAF Bristol Bay Campus at 842-5109 or 1-800-478-5109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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28 March 2012

Science Conference, Resilience in a Changing World

The UAF Bristol Bay Campus will host the 5th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC), Resilience in a Changing World on March 28-30 in Dillingham, Alaska. Richard Seifert, Community Sustainability Coordinator and Professor Emeritus, Cooperative Extension Service, will serve as the keynote speaker.

WAISC highlights regional scientific efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. WAISC was started in Dillingham in 2007 to promote science education in western Alaska.

For more information contact Adam Kane, Science Educational Liaison, UAF Bristol Bay Campus at 842-5109 or 1-800-478-5109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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27 March 2012

WAISC conference features Special Session on Pebble mine, Saturday, March 31

The 5th Annual Western Alaskan Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC) begins tomorrow, with the theme "Resilience in a Changing World." The conference culminates Saturday, March 31, with an all-day session on "Pebble Site Environmental Baseline Studies." Conference organizers have published a detailed agenda: the morning/early afternoon sessions feature speakers representing the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) and some of the contractors that contibuted to PLP's recently released Environmental Baseline Studies. The late afternoon includes representatives from The Nature Conservancy, as well as independent scientists.

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25 March 2012

Pebble news roundup: Science conference features day-long Pebble discussion

Recent Pebble news includes articles related to science, investing and politics:

"Science minds swarm Dillingham" (March 23, 2012) - Bristol Bay Times
The 5th Annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference begins Wednesday, March 28, reports the Bristol Bay Times. Its March 31 sessions are devoted to discussion of data and information relevant to the Pebble mine. According to the article, Dillingham residents may sit in on sessions for free.

Read the entire story in the Bristol Bay Times.

"Freeport-McMoRan: Copper Glut Will Hurt Profitability" (March 25, 2012) - Seeking Alpha
This article focuses on Freeport-McMoran, the world's largest publicly traded mining company. It includes analysis of how various mining ventures, including the Pebble project, could be affected by a potential glut of copper in the world market.

Read the entire story in Seeking Alpha, a website for stock market opinion and analysis.

"Bristol Bay Native Corp. leaders oppose Pebble" (March 21, 2012) - Homer News
Pat Forgey reports on an informal meeting in Juneau during which Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) CEO Jason Metrokin spoke to most of the Senate's top leaders. Metrokin explained BBNC's  position against development of Pebble mine, noting that, "The majority of registered voters in our state are opposed to this particular project, while at the same time they support other development around the state."

Read the entire story in the Homer News.

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24 March 2012

23rd Biennial Fairbanks Alaska Mining Conference

The Alaska Miners Association will be holding the 23rd Biennial Conference from March 19-24, 2012 in Fairbanks, Alaska. This year's focus is "Technologies and Challenges for Mining in Cold Climates." The conference will be held at the Westmark Hotel on 10th and Noble Street.

This conference will include lectures and workshops from industry experts; field trips to Pogo Mine and the Livengood project; and the opportunity to network with individuals involved with all aspects of Alaska's mining industry.

Register by February 17, 2012 for a reduced early bird rate.

Contact Delbert Parr at (907)490-2207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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23 March 2012

23rd Biennial Fairbanks Alaska Mining Conference

The Alaska Miners Association will be holding the 23rd Biennial Conference from March 19-24, 2012 in Fairbanks, Alaska. This year's focus is "Technologies and Challenges for Mining in Cold Climates." The conference will be held at the Westmark Hotel on 10th and Noble Street.

This conference will include lectures and workshops from industry experts; field trips to Pogo Mine and the Livengood project; and the opportunity to network with individuals involved with all aspects of Alaska's mining industry.

Register by February 17, 2012 for a reduced early bird rate.

Contact Delbert Parr at (907)490-2207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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