"Working together, our combined hearts and voices can save the last wild places on Earth and the freedoms that sustain us as a free thinking People"
-Dune Lankard, EPC Founder



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Welcome to Redzone - Virtual Home of Eyak Preservation Council

The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC) Redzone network name was chosen shortly after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill because we wanted to highlight endangered wild red (sockeye) salmon, Indigenous people and sacred places in peril. Redzone is the virtual home to Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Chum and Pink salmon that have been part of the Eyak people's way of life on the Copper River Delta and in eastern Prince William Sound for over 3,500 years, and counting. Our still intact thriving ecosystem, with its wild salmon returning annually to spawn in their millions, is home to eagle, bear, beaver, wolves, moose and millions of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl.

Our mission is to honor Eyak Hertiage and to conserve wild salmon culture and habitat through education, awareness and the promotion of sustainable lifeways for all peoples. 

EPC's work ensures that the salmon will continue to return to their birthplace and nurture the ecosystems of which they are a fundamentally important species. Also, that the community of local subsistence and commercial fishers in the region will continue to flourish. Essential to local economic sustainability is bioregional conservation, and our little corner of the world is a microcosm baseline model for the planet. This is one of the last wild places on planet earth where we still have a chance to get it right, by leaving it alone- wild and thriving. Please use this site to investigate and propagate our message. Learn more

This May come to Cordova for:

Wild Salmon Smoke Expereince with Pam Smith


September 30th 2013

Alaska's Depatment of Natural Resouces has given the OK to Ahtna Inc for exploratory oil and gas drilling licenses. 

Please read tabout their decision.."After weighing the facts and issues known to him at this time, considering applicable laws and regulations, and balancing the potential positive and negative effects given the mitigation measures and other regulatory protections in place, the director concludes the potential benefits of issuing an exploration license outweigh the possible negative effects. The director finds issuing an oil and gas exploration license to Ahtna, Inc. (Ahtna) is in the best interests of the state of Alaska."

Please read the report for more information.  Tolsona_Written_Finding_FINAL_9-27-13.pdf

Friday, August 23rd 2013 


The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Comes to Cordova! 

Please visit the webpage for more details.

EPC Founder Dune Lankard's Keynote Speech in 2008 at Bioneers

Playlist of Informational Videos Relevant to the Work and History of EPC. Use arrows to switch.

People of EPC Slideshow

Copper River Wilderness Rafting Slideshow

EPC Hosting Facilities Slideshow

Worth Preserving Slideshow