Southwest Alaska - Regional Map
Located on state land specifically designated for mineral exploration and development, the Pebble Project is approximately 200 miles southwest of Anchorage in the Bristol Bay region. The deposit lies entirely within the Lake and Peninsula Borough, approximately 23,782 square miles of land which is home to some 1,500 people in 18 communities.
Surrounding terrain is characterized by tundra, gently rolling hills and the absence of permafrost. At just 1,000-feet above sea-level and 65 miles from tidewater on Cook Inlet by air, the project setting presents few obstacles to successful mine and infrastructure development.
Alaska is known around the world for its progressive environmental standards, as well as its healthy fish and wildlife populations. The state currently has five hard rock mines with exemplary performance records and five major development projects, including Pebble.
While enforcing high standards, regulatory oversight in Alaska is also intrinsically stable and predictable. Alaskans strongly support responsible resource development, and have clearly indicated their support for the state's permitting system as the appropriate venue for evaluating projects like Pebble.
Northern Dynasty is confident that Pebble can be developed in an environmentally sound and socially responsible manner, consistent with Alaska and US standards.