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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.
Murray, Cantwell sponsor bill to nix mining in Methow Headwaters

Murray, Cantwell sponsor bill to nix mining in Methow Headwaters

A campaign to protect the upper Methow Valley from future mining got a boost last week when Washington’s senators introduced legislation aimed at making the area off-limits to mining development. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced a bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), that seeks to protect 340,079 acres of National Forest lands in the upper...
Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

The Methow Headwaters Campaign, launched earlier this year to fight possible copper mining in Mazama, has received a grant from the Conservation Alliance — an organization of outdoor industry companies — to help build support for the anti-mining campaign.
Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

As the U.S. Forest Service nears a decision on permitting exploratory drilling for copper in Mazama, the possibility of “full-scale mining” has prompted local business owners to come together in a campaign opposing any future mining.
Flagg Mountain cabin soon to be on the move

Flagg Mountain cabin soon to be on the move

New site less visible from valley floor By Don Nelson The complicated process of moving a small cabin on Flagg Mountain to a less-visible site on the owners’ property was well underway this week, after more than a month of preparation. The cabin had been boarded up for relocation and a large crane was on...