ALASKA – With the Donlin gold project poised to become one of the largest producers in the world, 50% owner NovaGold Resources is partnering with the Alaskan arm of the National Fish and Wildlife Fund to protect, conserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat in the state.
NovaGold will share the wealth of baseline data and native Alaskan’s regional ecological knowledge accumulated during development of the Donlin project. The Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund will have access to the data as it manages species populations, seeks to minimize the impact of land use on species populations, and to improve the that advances sustainability in the fisheries. The data contains information on watershed essential to conserve key salmon species.
The NFWF has an important initiative in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region near the Donlin project that aims to help address the decline in salmon numbers there. The data collected for the past decade by the Donlin team will be valuable in creating outreach and education programs for local communities.
The Donlin gold project is a joint venture of NovaGold and Toronto’s Barrick Gold Corp. Proven and probable reserves contain 34 million oz of gold. Planned output is more than 1.0 million oz per year over the mine life, and that amount will be 1.5 million oz/year during the first five years of operation.
See the latest Donlin presentation at NovaGold.com.