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Jan 19 2022

Coalition Cheers Settlement to Halt Mining Threat in the Skagit River Headwaters

Posted on Jan 19, 2022 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Coalition Cheers Settlement to Halt Mining Threat in the Skagit River Headwaters

An international coalition cheered a major victory today: A settlement to halt mining in the Skagit Headwaters. In 2019, Imperial Metals Corporation filed a permit to begin mining in the “donut hole” of the unprotected Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River. Today — after a nearly three-year decision process — the British Columbia government, Imperial […]

Oct 18 2021

Skagit Valley Craft Brewing Industry Opposes Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Skagit Valley Craft Brewing Industry Opposes Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Thirteen craft breweries, distilleries, and beer industry businesses located in the Skagit River Basin sent a letter to B.C. Minister of Mines expressing strong opposition to a pending mining permit in the Skagit River Headwaters. The businesses join a growing opposition of nearly 300 entities formally opposing mining.  Water is one of the most valuable […]

Sep 30 2021

Washington Wild honors Upper Skagit Tribe Elder, Mount Vernon Resident, and Yakima Hop Supplier at Annual Conservation Awards Event

Statewide Conservation Nonprofit Washington Wild will host their annual Awards Ceremony and Fundraising Gala, Wild Night Out, virtually on Thursday, September 30.   The three awards presented — the Conservation Voices Award, Karen M. Fant Founder’s Award, and the Brewshed® Alliance Award — honor community members who have played an invaluable role in advancing conservation efforts over the past year.  CONSERVATION VOICES AWARD  The Conservation Voices Award is […]

Jul 29 2021

British Columbia Stakeholders Join Growing Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
British Columbia Stakeholders Join Growing Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Today, 39 British Columbia organizations and local businesses sent a letter to the British Columbia Ministry of Mines to express their deep concern and opposition to Imperial Metals’ proposed mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters. The B.C. stakeholders are the latest to join an opposition list totaling over 280 entities formally opposed to the mining […]

Jun 25 2021

Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

Southern British Columbia has become a dangerous hotspot for toxic pollution from mines in watersheds that flow into Washington state, including the beloved Skagit River. Currently, there is a pending request for a mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters by Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the infamous Mount Polley mine disaster of 2014, which […]

Jun 1 2021

Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

The month of May brought a groundswell of opposition to a pending mining permit in the Skagit River Headwaters by Imperial Metals Corporation. Local government leaders downstream in Washington cite health, safety, and quality of life as reasons for formalizing their opposition. The headwaters of the Skagit River are located in British Columbia. In May, […]

May 5 2021

Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Opposition to Imperial Metals mining permit grows to more than 250, led by downstream stakeholders in Washington State concerned about impacts to drinking water, irrigation, salmon habitat, and orca whale recovery. Today, six local governments in Skagit County, Washington joined an international coalition of more than 250 conservation, recreation, and wild wildlife groups, as well […]

Apr 13 2021

City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

The City of Anacortes is the latest entity to oppose mining in the “Donut Hole” of the Skagit Headwaters in British Columbia, joining a growing international coalition of over 200.  On April 12, the Anacortes City Council passed a resolution and sent a letter to BC provincial officials formally opposing the proposed expansion of mining […]

Apr 5 2021
Mar 11 2021