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Okanogan Highlands Alliance

Working to protect the Okanogan Highlands from large-scale cyanide-leach gold mining since 1992

OHA continues to press on, working to:

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  • 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 is being renewed... Read More

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Friday, May 2nd: Scott Fitkin’s work as a District Wildlife Biologist (Winthrop) brings him in close proximity to some of the region’s most interesting and unique amphibians. Scott will give an overview of our local amphibian species, including their identifying characteristics, life history and presumed distribution...   Read More


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