Help protect the recreation jewel of washington state
The Methow Valley, located in the foothills of the North Cascades, is one of the Northwest's most popular recreation destinations. It is surrounded by spectacular protected lands, including the wild high country of North Cascades National Park, the rolling mountains and high country meadows of the Pasayten Wilderness, the Chelan-Sawtooth Range, and the North Cascades Scenic Highway.The Methow Valley is also known for its world-class, year-round recreational opportunities including alpine and rock climbing, backcountry skiing, hunting and fishing, wildlife viewing, river running, and mountain biking. The valley is perhaps most famous for cross-country skiing, boasting North America’s largest groomed cross-country ski trail system.
A proposed large-scale copper mine in the heart of the Methow Valley near Flagg Mountain threatens this treasured landscape. Copper mines would irreversibly damage the landscape and viewshed, and bring noise, heavy truck traffic, and industrial activity.The Methow Headwaters Protection Act (S. 566) protects an iconic and diverse landscape in the North Cascades of Washington from the threat of industrial-scale copper mining. The Methow Valley is home is to world-class rock climbing, paddling, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing.
You can use the tool below to send a message to your lawmakers, asking them to take action to protect the Methow Headwaters.