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Federal official’s visit boosts Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

Federal official’s visit boosts Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

A key decision-maker in a process that would protect the upper Methow Valley from mining visited the valley last week to get a first-hand look at the land that is proposed for protection, and to hear about its value to the Methow Valley. Joe Balash, assistant secretary for lands …
Newhouse makes strong push for headwaters protection

Newhouse makes strong push for headwaters protection

Several key steps must be accomplished in the next 10 months if 342,079 acres of Forest Service land at the headwaters of the Methow River is to gain protection from future mining. The Methow Headwaters campaign, a local grassroots organization, has worked for the past two ...
Methow Headwaters protection from mining included in federal legislation

Methow Headwaters protection from mining included in federal legislation

By Ann McCreary Federal legislation aimed at protecting more than 340,000 acres in the upper Methow Valley has been included as part of a larger bill called the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. The Energy and Natural Resources Act, introduced last week by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,...
Dates not set for public comment on Methow Headwaters mining

Dates not set for public comment on Methow Headwaters mining

No dates have been announced yet for a new public comment period on a proposal to withdraw more than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. An initial 90-day comment …
New hearing, comment period for headwaters mining restrictions

New hearing, comment period for headwaters mining restrictions

A new public comment period and a public meeting are planned for a proposal to withdraw more than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. The dates are not yet set, but the comment period is expected to end in …
Documentary film is new tool in Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

Documentary film is new tool in Headwaters Campaign’s efforts

Group continues push to protect USFS land from mining By Ann McCreary One year ago the Methow Headwaters Campaign launched an initiative to protect more than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. On Sunday (Feb. 19), the Headwaters Campaign released a new short documentary about the...
Winthrop Chamber of Commerce supports mining restrictions in upper Methow Valley

Winthrop Chamber of Commerce supports mining restrictions in upper Methow Valley

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is supporting protection of more than 340,000 acres of U. S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley from future mining. The chamber has passed a resolution of support for a 20-year mineral withdrawal, which would prevent mining activities on federal land in the upper valley during that period....
Federal action brings two-year halt to headwaters mining activity

Federal action brings two-year halt to headwaters mining activity

More than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley are closed to new mineral exploration and mining for the next two years, while federal agencies evaluate whether the land should be protected for up to 20 years. In a victory for …
FEDERAL ACTION CLOSES METHOW HEADWATERS AREA TO NEW MINING FOR TWO YEARS

FEDERAL ACTION CLOSES METHOW HEADWATERS AREA TO NEW MINING FOR TWO YEARS

More than 340,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the upper Methow Valley are closed to new mineral exploration and mining for the next two years, while federal agencies evaluate whether the land should be protected for up to 20 years. In a victory for the local Methow Headwaters Campaign, which has worked to protect...
U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

The effort to protect the upper Methow Valley from future mining took another step forward when it was endorsed last week by the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said …