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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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Echo Bay Exploration/Kinross Withdraws Proposal for Buckhorn Exploration

On May 28, 2014, Echo Bay Exploration (EBE, a fully owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold) announced their withdrawal of the Buckhorn Mountain Exploration Project. The exploration had been proposed on almost 10,000 acres of federal, state and private lands surrounding the Kinross operating Buckhorn mine... Read more

On the same day, instead of announcing the new exploration proposal, Kinross included it in a water right change application in a public notice. Very few people are likely to look up the legal coordinates provided in the public notice, nor recognize a new exploration project under the guise of a water rights request... Read more
 
Echo Bay/Kinross withdraws Buckhorn Exploration proposal

 


 

 


 

 

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... Read More

Mine Monitoring



On Friday, January 9, 2015, join David Moskowitz, expert wildlife tracker and author of Wolves in the Land of Salmon and Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, for an evening of amazing photographs and stories exploring the hidden stories of our region’s wildlife... 
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Bull Moose photo by David Moscowitz

Bull moose photo by David Moskowitz