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OHA continues to press on, working to:
  • Minimize watershed impacts associated with the Buckhorn gold mine operations and exploration
  • Continuously improve the ecological health of the Okanogan Highlands
  • Increase community awareness and involvement in watershed issues
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Ground and surface water downgradient from the mine are being degraded
 by failure of the mine’s capture zone. Crown Resources must gain control of pollution from the mine by capturing all mine contaminants from all mine facilities. The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit has been renewed... Continue
 
Mine Monitoring
 


 

 
OHA completed implementation of the Myers Creek Habitat Restoration Project at the mitigation site North of Chesaw. The projected included installation of beaver dam analogues and large woody debris to increase the structural complexity of the stream, providing a means for the water table to be raised and for sediment to begin building up the incised streambed. Live plantings were woven among the pilings of the beaver dam analogs to help reestablish riparian vegetation, and to increase the ability of the structures to back up and slow down the flow of water in Myers Creek. Continue
Beaver Dam Analogue - Myers Creek






The Lost Lake wetland supports an astonishing degree of biodiversity, with several wetland types and a complex web of life. On Friday, February 5th, come and learn about how OHA is preserving the Lost Lake wetland, making the site available to researchers, and teaching youth about the value and function of wetlands, using Lost Lake as an example. Delve with us into the depths of this gem, and take a look at the array of botanical wonders that thrive at the Preserve... Continue

Lost Lake Wetland