Bury the terrible plan to dig up the Donut Hole

Bury the terrible plan to dig up the Donut Hole r1 ...

Stop mining in the Skagit River Headwaters

Hi Paov,

You remember Imperial Metals right? They’re the outfit that owns the Mount Polley mine — site of one of the largest tailings dam collapses in Canadian history. Now they want to dig up the unprotected “donut hole” between Manning and Skagit provincial parks. We simply cannot stand for that to happen.

Protect the Skagit Headwaters The good news is that so far the BC government hasn’t granted Imperial Metals a mine exploration permit and we say they never should.

The Donut Hole is in the heart of one of BC’s most cherished outdoor recreation spots and is within a two-and-a-half-hour drive of Metro Vancouver communities. These mountains and valleys also host important habitats for some of the region’s most at-risk wildlife species — including the North Cascades population of grizzly bears, spotted owls and bull trout.

The Skagit River flows south into Washington State eventually entering into the Salish Sea, providing chinook salmon to the endangered southern resident killer whales. The Skagit Headwaters is subject to an international treaty that envisions mining tenure there will be extinguished, old mine sites cleaned up and the area's outstanding natural and cultural values conserved within a protected area.

This is no place to mine.
An international coalition of more than 200 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses, and Tribes and First Nations have been fighting to stop mining from going forward. Write my letter Let's do our part by writing a letter to elected leaders on both sides of the international border today!

For the wild,
Joe Foy
Protected Areas Campaigner
Wilderness Committee P.S. If you’re able to make a donation — that would really help our on-the-ground efforts. This year we’ll be visiting the Donut Hole to document the mine and logging damage that needs to be cleaned up as well as the beautiful wilderness there. Your donation will help us in seeking strong protected area legislation. r0.

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