VICTORY! PERMANENT PROTECTION FOR THE METHOW HEADWATERS!

SUPPORTERS – WE DID IT!  Thanks to your support, advocacy and dedication the Methow Headwaters are now protected from industrial-scale mining – permanently! S.47 – the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act officially became law on March 12th when the President signed the bill.  This historic legislative package approves more than 100 public land, natural resource and water bills, including the permanent withdrawal of 340,079 acres in the Methow Headwaters from new mineral exploration and mine development.  This would not have happened without a united community of supporters standing together!

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Methow Headwaters: Too Special To Mine
Methow Headwaters is proud to present the story of a mountain community coming together to share why the Methow Valley, in the heart of the North Cascades, is too special to mine.  A film by Benjamin Drummond + Sara Steele

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WHAT'S AT STAKE

Methow_Icon_WaterWATER

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.

Methow_icons_RecreationRECREATION

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.

Methow_Icon_WildlifeWILDLIFE

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.

Methow_Icon_FishSALMON RECOVERY

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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