Exploring the Chuitna River: A Multimedia Journey


The following guest multimedia blog from Paul Moinester is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series— Chuitna River, Alaska. Paul Moinester is the head of Last Frontier Strategies, a company dedicated to coalition building, advocacy, creative content, media outreach, and company branding.

Join us in our quest to defend the Chuitna River throughout February, and be sure to take action!


Co-producers Paul Moinester, Brandon Hill, and Sam Weis, and Director Trip Jennings, created this short film in 2015 to highlight the battle that conservation-minded anglers are waging against a proposed coal mine that would devastate more than 30 square miles of the salmon-rich Chuitna River watershed.


Please help us defend the Chuitna River by asking Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotton to deny permits for this harmful project!

4 Responses to “Exploring the Chuitna River: A Multimedia Journey”

Richard McNeill

Alaska’s grandeur and its splendors are evident along the Chuitna. Please keep it pristine. Deny the miners’ permits.

Whatever they want to mine, we don’t need this badly.

Thank you for denying the mining permits.

Brian Harris

I have fished the Chiut and area streams on several occasions and am in awe of the beauty that surrounds the Beluga area. My family has land just behind the exploration camp. We’ve enjoyed many nights in the cabin there, catching pike on 3 mile lake and landing king & silvers on the Chuit, Theodore & Lewis. This mining will destroy the area for those who live there and those who would have the opportunity to experience it as it should remain, an “undisturbed” wilderness with wildlife & visual resources to be enjoyed by all.

marcy valka

ALASKA AND THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED THIS COAL MINE!!!! ALL FOR MONEY !?????YOU GREEDY SELFISH BASTARDS!!!