The preservation of a resource is not passive or reactive.

Shall we sit back and wait to see what happens with rock snot and mud snails? So what if a couple streams are affected, we can find somewhere else to fish. Anglers are more adaptable then Zebra Mussles or Gobies; right? Alaska is huge, Bristol Bay is just a tiny part.

The enviornment anglers MUST observe stretches much further than the banks of our local streams. Politics and conservation go hand-in-hand. We wouldn't have "Blue Ribbon Streams" and "Gold Medal Water" without politicians. Just as government can enhance our resource they can destroy just the same.

Sometimes the first proactive steps a community can take is discussion and an exploration of the facts.