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USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

The U.S. Forest Service plans to take immediate action to protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land at the upper end of the Methow Valley from future mining operations, a Forest Service official said Thursday (Sept. 22) in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural …
Editorials: June 1, 2016

Editorials: June 1, 2016

Headwaters help It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the state’s two U.S. Senators joining the effort to prevent not just copper exploration but also any future mining in the 340,000-acre Methow Headwaters area. (See story here) Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are co-sponsoring the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016, which would authorize...
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.
Coalition launches campaign to limit mining in the Methow

Coalition launches campaign to limit mining in the Methow

To fight possible development of a copper mine in Mazama, the newly launched Methow Headwaters Campaign will push for withdrawal of 340,000 acres of national forest land from future mineral exploration and mining. More than 250 Methow Valley residents attended a kick-off event for the anti-mining campaign at the …
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.
USFS decision on Flagg Mountain copper drilling proposal due in November

USFS decision on Flagg Mountain copper drilling proposal due in November

Wildfires have once again delayed completion of a U.S. Forest Service environmental study of a proposal to conduct exploratory drilling for copper on Forest Service land near Flagg Mountain in Mazama. Forest Service staff have been busy dealing with summer wildfires and their aftermath, pushing the anticipated completion of a decision …
Lack of funding may stymie USFS analysis of Mazama copper-drilling proposal

Lack of funding may stymie USFS analysis of Mazama copper-drilling proposal

By Ann McCreary
Without additional funding, required environmental analysis of the proposed Mazama copper-drilling project won’t be completed in time for drilling to get underway this year, Methow Valley District Ranger …
Copper drilling proposal gets a grilling at public meeting

Copper drilling proposal gets a grilling at public meeting

By Ann McCreary
In his five years as Methow Valley District Ranger, Mike Liu said he has not seen an issue that has generated as much interest as the proposed exploratory drilling …
USFS sets meeting to discuss Flagg Mountain drilling proposal

USFS sets meeting to discuss Flagg Mountain drilling proposal

The U.S. Forest Service will host a meeting on Monday (May 19) at the Winthrop Barn to provide information about a proposed minerals exploration project on Flagg Mountain. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Methow Valley District Ranger Michael Liu said the meeting will not be a public hearing but rather an opportunity for the...