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BLM hosts public meeting on Headwaters mining withdrawal

Final step toward preserving USFS land A public meeting is set for next Tuesday (Nov. 13) at the Winthrop Barn on a proposal to prevent future mining on 340,079 acres in the upper Methow Valley. The meeting, hosted by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), begins at 6 p.m. Public input on the proposal...
Public meeting set on Methow Headwaters mining withdrawal

Public meeting set on Methow Headwaters mining withdrawal

A public meeting is set for Nov. 13 in Winthrop on a proposal to prevent future mining on 340,079 acres in the upper Methow Valley. A new public comment period is also open until Nov. 13 on a proposed mineral withdrawal, which would protect the U.S. Forest Service land from mining for up to 20 years....
Forest Service endorses mineral withdrawal for Methow headwaters

Forest Service endorses mineral withdrawal for Methow headwaters

The effort to protect the upper Methow Valley watershed from future mining has reached a significant milestone, with the U.S. Forest Service recommending that a proposed mineral withdrawal go forward. The Forest Service released an Environmental Assessment (EA) last week examining the impacts of removing 340,079 acres of Forest Service land in the upper valley from...
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 …
Headwaters Campaign message carried to D.C. by local delegates

Headwaters Campaign message carried to D.C. by local delegates

Six months after a delegation of Methow Valley residents traveled to Washington, D.C., to urge progress on protecting the upper Methow Valley from mining, advocates were back in the nation’s capitol last month with the same message. With a year-end deadline approaching to complete key steps in …
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 ...
Public comments sought on headwaters protection proposal

Public comments sought on headwaters protection proposal

The public is invited to submit comments during the next month on a proposal that would protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land in the upper Methow Valley from mining. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is beginning an environmental analysis of a proposed mineral withdrawal ...
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 …