The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC), based in Cordova, Alaska, is a grassroots environmental and social change organization that was conceived on the day of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. It is dedicated to promoting sustainable communities and protecting and preserving wild salmon habitat and indigenous culture in the ancestral Eyak homelands of the Prince William Sound and Copper River watersheds. Lannan Foundation supports the Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to oppose the U.S. Navy’s war games training operations in the Gulf of Alaska as it uses the Gulf of Alaska as a staging ground to prepare for the potential of Arctic warfare.
The foundation made a grant to EPC to document the damage to salmon and large marine mammals caused by the Navy in June and July of 2015. Read more about the U.S. Navy war games here.
Eyak Preservation Council