Who We Are
We are a coalition of local residents, business owners, and organizations working to make federal lands in the upper watershed of the Methow Valley “off limits” to industrial-scale mining. Public support is critical to the campaign’s success, as we work to secure a “mineral withdrawal” for the federal lands that compose the headwaters of the Methow watershed. Learn more about our proposal to protect this beautiful green valley and clean waterways, what's at stake, and why we need your help! Read More  
Campaign Updates

Town of Twisp passes resolution in support  of mineral withdrawal

The Twisp Town Council has passed a resolution requesting the withdrawal of lands within the Methow River Headwaters in Okanogan County, Washington, from the operation of the General Mining Act of 1872. The resolution requests that the United States Secretary of the Interior and Congress use their authority to protect the Methow Valley's clean water for the wellbeing of citizens, the health of the natural environment, and the local economy. Read Our Blog


Water sustains life in the Methow. 90% of the watershed is in public ownership, and is the source for nearly all water, making water quality tied closely to public land management.


People come to the Methow to play—it is home to the nation’s largest Nordic ski trail system and is a gateway to North Cascades National Park and vast wilderness areas.


The Methow supports a rich diversity of wildlife and is home to 7 federally protected fish and wildlife species, 5 of which have designated critical habitat.


The Methow is critical to Upper Columbia salmon recovery. Nearly $100 million has been invested in recovery and restoration in the Methow alone.

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