Dave McCoy is a fly fishing guide and photographer on a mission. He’s heading to the Chuitna River in Alaska – a truly wild river and one of the few remaining places on earth where people can live off the land. But the river’s pristine environment - home to countless species of salmon, plus moose, bear, eagles, and the native Tyonek people, who have relied on salmon for subsistence for centuries. But this landscape hides another highly prized resource: coal. A proposed coal mine, to be situated in the headwaters of the Chuitna and which will cut directly through and under the river, and the accompanying export terminal threaten to flood the rivers with 7million gallons of waste water per day.
Dave’s mission: to draw attention to the looming ecological disaster, and to try to prevent it from happening.