Cultural studies highlighted in EPA watershed assessment

In our July newsletter, we wrote about the importance of salmon in Bristol Bay cultures, as covered in the EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment’s report on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Cultural Characterization of the Nushagak and Kvichak Watersheds, Alaska. One of the authors of that report, Dr. Alan Boraas, gave a presentation of his findings during a Nov. 1 talk at Kenai Peninsula College.

Boraas and co-author Catherine Knott interviewed 53 Bristol Bay residents for their report, asking questions about the role of salmon in their lives and their definitions of wealth.

Articles in the Peninsula Clarion and Redoubt Reporter (both of Kenai, Alaska) covered Boraas’ talk and include several quotes and photos from the presentation.

Read more:

Pebble Watch article

Peninsula Clarion article

Redoubt Reporter article

Boraas/Knott full report