Film + Testimonials

Methow Headwaters: Too Special To Mine

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 Methow from the threat of industrial-scale mining.


Learn why the Methow is too special to mine from a variety of voices and perspectives from the community and beyond.