The Bureau of Land Management has applied for a temporary ban on new mining projects. As Oregon Senator Merkley states,
“The action by the BLM gets us a step closer to protecting some of the most ecologically sensitive rivers in Oregon from destructive mining practices. Now it’s time for Congress to step up and pass the legislation needed to make this protection permanent.”
Read more about the BLM’s actions here.
You can help make a difference as well by supporting CalTrout’s Indiegogo campaign about the Smith River, Eternally Wild. Help us tell the story of the Smith as we explore the question, “when is something truly protected?” Click here to donate to the campaign.