Blocking Mines On Scenic Streams

Aug 14, 2014

The North Fork of the Smith River is one of the targets for mining.
Credit PGHolbrook/Wikimedia Commons

Some of the prettiest waterways in our region could also be the richest in other ways. 

Hard-money ways, because of potentially valuable mineral contents. 

And miners have shown an interest in extracting some of the hard-rock riches of the streams. 

Which is why environmental groups including KS Wild just delivered thousands of letters to federal agencies, requesting a mineral withdrawal. 

The withdrawal would declare key streams off-limits to mining. 

KS Wild's Morgan Lindsay joins us to talk about which streams are targeted--both for mining, and for protection.