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Lost Lake Trail Race

OHA is organizing a trail race! The race will take place on July 15th, 2018, at Lost Lake in the Okanogan National Forest. Please join us for this fundraising event! The Lost Lake Group Camp has been reserved for Saturday the 14th. Come for a campout Saturday night and stay and run or walk Sunday morning. All race entries come with a complimentary one-year membership to OHA... Continue

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Buckhorn Mine: The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has the responsibility to uphold the mine's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. OHA has suggested corrective actions that would increase the understanding of the contaminant flows at the mine site and lead to long-term solutions to the water quality problems on Buckhorn Mountain.

On November 30, 2017, Ecology issued Notice of Violation (NOV) #15562 for water quality related violations during the third quarter of 2017. The water quality violations have continued unabated since Ecology issued the NOV. If Ecology would address the numerous procedural violations, it could help quell the numeric violations. History has shown that when Ecology provides remedial guidance and/or consequences, progress will be made in addressing these problems. Numerous actions could and should be taken to address the violations... Continue
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Stream and Wetland Restoration: OHA and our collaborative team is working to improve ecological function and complexity within the Triple Creek reach. This project will benefit water quality and increase habitat for fish and wildlife by reducing severe stream channel incision that disconnects the creek from its floodplain. We've built the streambed up by five feet closer to the floodplain in some places already! Continue
 
 

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Sunday, July 1 ~ From pollen to flowers: Plant life cycles 
A hike with Dana Visalli

On July 1, 2018, our community has an exceptional opportunity to go hiking with renowned Naturalist Dana Visalli. The hike will focus on the life cycles of plants. From budding, flowering, and pollination to seed set, dispersal, and seed germination, Dana will help us observe and understand the strategic timing of the living plant world... Continue
 
Dana Visalli











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