About the Project

In spring 2010, five regional organizations in Bristol Bay Alaska partnered to design a process through which residents could envision the future of their region. By engaging residents in meaningful dialog about their values and hopes for their families and communities and for the land and resources of the region, the partners sought to develop a long-range vision that truly reflects the shared values and aspirations of the people of the region. Working together as the Bristol Bay Partnernship, the organizations include the Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA), Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC), Bristol Bay Housing Authority (BBHA), and Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation (BBAHC). The Alaska Conservation Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation made the project possible through generous grants. Additional funding was generously provided by the Oak Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation (through BBHA), Tiffany & Co. Foundation and BBNC. The Vision statement that emerged from the project received very strong endorsement from residents of the region. It now carries the authority of the people of Bristol Bay. It is presented here as a guiding document for communities and regional organizations and for all entities that have an interest in the Bristol Bay region.