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Okanogan Highlands Alliance

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





On Friday, February 6, 2015, renowned birder, biologist, and author Dick Cannings will bring his substantial knowledge of birds to Highland Wonders. Drawing on a long career as a professional biologist, Cannings will convey anecdotes, stories, and experiences that underscore the need for citizen science programs. Through coordinated efforts, the public can be actively involved in turning bird watching into a collective database of bird breeding, bird behavior, and migration
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