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Methow Headwaters: Permanently Protected

Thanks to you, 340,079 acres of land in the Methow Headwaters are now protected from industrial-scale mining, forever!

This is the story of a small mountain community coming together to achieve this remarkable success!

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?”

WE DID IT!  Thanks to your support, advocacy and dedication the Methow Headwaters are now protected from industrial-scale mining – permanently!  On March 12th, 2019 the President signed S.47 – the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act into law.  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!

Testimonials

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