13 results for author: Hannah Dewey


Great news for Methow Headwaters!

September 21, 2018 Great news today for Methow Headwaters! The U.S. Forest Service has made a recommendation to the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Methow Headwaters landscape from industrial-scale mining. “This is an important and greatly appreciated step forward in protecting the rural character, spectacular landscapes, and clean water that support local prosperity and jobs,” said Maggie Coon of the Methow Headwaters Campaign.  Read the full campaign statement here. This important step would not have happened without the strong bipartisan support and leadership from Rep. Dan Newhouse​ and Senators Senator Maria Cantwell​ ...

Public Comment Period Open for U.S. Forest Service

Methow Headwaters Campaign Supporters, The Methow Headwaters Campaign hit another major milestone on October 5, 2017, when the U.S. Forest Service announced the public scoping open for the Methow Headwaters mineral withdrawal. The USFS will accept comments during the scoping phase of an environmental analysis for 30 days, ending November 6, 2017.  Our goal during this public comment period is to make the case for the 20-year withdrawal. Take Action! Sign our Campaign Letter Submit a Personal Comment Letter Donate to the campaign As always - we are grateful for the enduring support from our community. We couldn't do this ...

Thank you and join us!

Wow! A huge thank you to the 500 + Methow Valley admirers who came out and packed John Doran's Walking D Ranch for our community festival and campaign evening.  We are continually blown away by the support we receive from all of you who care so deeply about the future of the Methow Valley and protecting its critical headwaters!  Our weekend celebration of music and community was made even better with the news that legislation to protect the Methow Headwaters took another step forward in congress. Introduced recently, Senator Cantwell's bipartisan energy and natural resources bill supports a number of public land measures, including the Methow ...

Student Project to Protect Methow Headwaters

Meet Nicholas Fitzmaurice!  Nicholas is 16 years old and has lived in Mazama, Washington for over 10 years.  He loves the outdoors, and in the fall he'll be starting his Junior year at Liberty Bell High School.  For Nicholas's Civic Action Project at Liberty Bell he chose to research Methow Headwaters Campaign and enlist the help of his peers to support the campaign through petition signatures, comment postcards and handing out stickers to help spread the word and encourage people to get involved.  Nicholas also wrote a personal letter of support to the Bureau of Land Management, Representative Newhouse, Senator Murray and Senator ...

Flying Copper Mountain

Flying Copper Mountain Benjamin Drummond Last week I had the opportunity to collect new aerial photographs that make a particularly powerful case for why industrial-scale mining threatens the Methow. Mazama lies at the southern end of the Quesnel Trough copper belt that stretches for 2000 miles up into British Columbia. The trough is thought to be one of the most productive copper resources in the world and it currently has eight active mines. Only 50 miles north of the Methow is Copper Mountain, an 18,000-acre open-pit near Princeton, BC. It’s estimated to contain five billion pounds of copper. LightHawk is an organization that ...

Film Screening May 10th at Ascent Outdoors

Supporters! Join Methow Headwaters Campaign, Ascent Outdoors, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Northwest, and Wild Steelhead Coalition for an evening of conservation, advocacy and entertainment! Methow Headwaters will present their new short film Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine, telling the story of why a mountain community in the North Cascades of Washington is not the place for an industrial-scale copper mine. Get involved and help protect this incredible place! We'll also be joined by an expert recreation and conservation based panel - don't miss this event! Beer, cider, non-alcoholic beverages & appetizers will be provided...

Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine

Methow Headwaters is proud to present our new film showcasing the unique beauty of the Methow Valley and the powerful story of why this place deserves permanent protection. A Canadian mining company wants to conduct exploratory drilling for copper at the headwaters of the Methow River. This is 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. “It’s become a more unique place the more it’s stayed the same,” says local farmer Sam Lucy. “Right?” The Methow Headwaters Campaign is working to secure a mineral withdrawal and permanently protect the ...

Film premiere rocked, thanks to our supporters!

Wow! A huge thank you to the 400 + Methow Valley admirers who came out and packed The Barn at our film premiere and community celebration this last Sunday.  We are continually blown away by the support we receive from all of you who care so deeply about the future of the Methow Valley and protecting its critical headwaters! Thanks to you, we were able to collect 148 comment letter signatures, well over 200 post cards to submit to the BLM and a steady stream of petition signatures, personal letters of support and addition support comments that have been coming in through the website after the event.  We have until March 30th to continue showing ...

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Methow Headwaters Process Update

Photo: Benjamin Drummond of Flagg Mountain and the Methow Valley during sunset Dear Supporters, A huge thanks to all of you who came out to The Grange back in November for our community update meeting.  Over one hundred Methow Valley community members joined us for a campaign update, helped fill out postcards thanking U.S. Forest Service leadership for advancing our proposal and requesting Secretary Jewell to sign off on that request.  Your voices are integral to the success of our campaign, and we're grateful to have you stand with us and stand up for the future of this special place.  The following is a brief campaign update. Thanks ...