Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named southern Oregon’s Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on nickel mining proposals that threaten a wonderland of wild rivers, clean water, rare plants, and outdoor recreation. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action… Read more »
Today’s guest blog about the #8 Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Barbara Ullian, a dedicated local resident, member of Friends of the Kalmiopsis, and manager of roughandreadycreek.org. Take Action to Protect theRough & Ready Creek Urge President Obama to stop the threat of… Read more »
Today’s guest blog about the #8 Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Zachary Collier, owner of the Northwest Rafting Company in Hood River, Oregon. Zachary is an avid paddler working on a multi-year project to document the wild area in and around the Kalmiopsis… Read more »
Take Action to Protect the Rough and Ready Creek and Baldface Creek Urge the Obama Administration to protect Oregon’s creeks from harmful nickel mining. On June 27th, the Interior Department approved a 20-year extension for a mineral withdrawal along 14 miles of Oregon’s National Wild and Scenic Illinois River. The measure will protect one of… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2013: Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks Oregon At Risk: Pristine rivers, wilderness, botanical diversity, and recreation Threat: Nickel mining Rough & Ready Creek, OR | Barbara Ullian Save Oregon’s Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks from Destructive Nickel Mining Urge the Obama Administration to protect this unique wild land,… Read more »
This is a guest blog from Barbara Ullian for the Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek and North Fork Smith River working group © Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company Save Oregon’s Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks from Destructive Nickel Mining It’s been both a frustrating and rewarding six months in the fight to prevent… Read more »
This guest blog from Tim Palmer on nickel mining near the Rough and Ready Creek was originally published in The Register Guard on January 11, 2014. Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks were listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013. Take action to protect Rough and Ready and Baldface creeks from dangerous… Read more »
Kalmiopsis Country out in Oregon and California contains wild rivers that are threatened by mining. Zach Collier, a local outfitter, talks about why he loves this important place.
The General Mining Act of 1872 is an antiquated law governing mining on public lands. We need to protect special places that are threatened under this outdated rule.