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Time for Some Action on the South Fork Salmon!

Posted: 10/08/2020
By: Evan Stafford

The Forest Service recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a large-scale mining project in the headwaters of the South Fork Salmon (ID) and we need YOU to let the Forest Service know how important of a whitewater resource the South Fork is to our community! The DEIS clearly states that the Stibnite Gold Project, as proposed, will adversely affect endangered fish species, their habitat, and the river's water quality and quantity. These effects to water quality and quantity will be felt downstream during the project's operation, negatively impacting whitewater paddling, as well as other recreation opportunities. The project also comes with the additional risks of tailings dam failure, acid mine drainage, and cyanide spills, none of which are accounted for in the DEIS. The Forest Service needs to receive an outpouring of objections to this project and to understand that the world class whitewater of the South Fork deserves to be cherished, not diminished. 


Use our easy action template to send your comments to the Forest Service today! Don't forget to personalize your comment if you have the time - it makes a big difference. 


The deadline for comment has been extended to October 28th, 2020.


Thanks for taking action for the South Fork today!



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