Our friends at Rising shared this with us.
A tragedy is unfolding on the South Fork Salmon River Idaho. Midas Gold Corp is proposing a large scale mining project (Stibnite) at the headwaters of the East Fork South Fork Salmon River on the footsteps of the Frank Church Wilderness and tribal access of the Nez Perce indigenous people. It is the pathway for one of the longest fish migrations on the planet for chinook salmon and is designated critical spawning habitat for bull trout, chinook, steelhead and westslope cutthroat trout. The draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) is open for public comment and we need your help in making the voices of the fly fishing community heard in opposition of what is being “Fast Tracked” for permitting.
IDAHO RIVERS UNITED has put the following information together as well as a link to submit your comment to the US Forrest Service and Idaho State officials.
We need to act fast. The commenting period for the proposed DEIS ends October 28th. Let them know that as a fly fishing community we were ignored in their analysis.