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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 delegation in D.C. to promote Headwaters protection

Methow delegation in D.C. to promote Headwaters protection

Advocating for protection of the upper Methow Valley from future mining, a three-person delegation from the valley traveled to Washington, D. C., last week to meet with Congressional representatives and federal agency officials. The goal of the trip was to push for progress on a ...
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,...
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 …
Bill reintroduced to protect Methow headwaters from mining

Bill reintroduced to protect Methow headwaters from mining

A bill that would permanently withdraw more than 340,000 acres in the headwaters of the Methow River from mining and new mineral exploration was re-introduced in the U.S. Senate last week. Washington senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell reintroduced the Methow Headwaters Protection Act on …
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...
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 …
Confederated Tribes express concerns about proposed Flagg Mountain copper mining

Confederated Tribes express concerns about proposed Flagg Mountain copper mining

Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have expressed concern about the potential for future mining in the upper Methow Valley, and the harm it could cause natural resources, as well as the tribes’ cultural and spiritual connections to that land. Tribal members brought those concerns to a meeting last week with U.S. Forest...
Exploratory mining decision delayed because of tribal concerns

Exploratory mining decision delayed because of tribal concerns

A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper on U.S. Forest Service land near Mazama has been delayed due to concerns expressed by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.