The state of Alaska has taken the rare step of asking the Canadian government for greater involvement in the approval and regulation of a controversial mine in northwestern British Columbia amid growing concern that the project could threaten American rivers and fish.
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We’d driven hundreds of miles over winding dirt road, bush whacked through 6-foot willows and huddled under a pine tree during a mini-monsoon. If it had been any other fishing trip, we would have gone home. The Yellowstone cutthroats clearly weren’t biting.
It may have been a silly goal, but after 15 hours, we couldn’t leave. Just try one more bug, we told each other. Surely dumb luck would shine fortune on one of us.
With a rotation of planning and constructing in alternating years, Missoula County, Trout Unlimited and the Lolo National Forest have completed three restoration projects and a few planning projects in the Upper Ninemile, said Kali Becher of the county’s Community and Planning Services at the outset of a tour that started at the Ninemile Ranger Station.
NINEMILE – You can’t help but admire, at least grudgingly, the things miners did to the creeks up here to get to gold.
On Monday, representatives from an alphabet soup’s worth of agencies and other groups saw firsthand what it takes to put it all back together. Many of them are involved in the reclamation projects that are, if not picking up steam, at least finding a rhythm.
Summer is a great time to go to the mountains, the rivers and the ocean to get away from the stress of work and everyday chores that occur this time of year.