COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE EFFORTS TO PROTECT METHOW HEADWATERS

 

SUPPORTERS –We are deeply disappointed to share the news that the Department of Interior failed to act prior to the year-end deadline on approving the Methow Headwaters mineral withdrawal proposal. “The withdrawal is vitally important to our community, and we will redouble our effort to seek protection through legislation,” said Maggie Coon of the Methow Headwaters Campaign.

The support for the withdrawal is overwhelming and the Methow community has unified around protecting our headwaters. Your help and continued advocacy will be a crucial part of securing that level of protection. We will be calling on you in the coming months to stand up – yet again- for this special place and THANK YOU for all you’ve done to date. Onward!

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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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