Act now to protect Boise River from massive new mine

Act now to protect Boise River from massive new mine

If American CuMo Mining Corp, a Canadian company, has its way the city of Boise will be downstream from one of the largest toxic open pit mines in the West.

CuMo is proposing to build more than 10 miles of new roads and clear 137 drill pads in the Boise River headwaters near Grimes Creek. The company hopes the nearly 3,000-acre exploration leads to development of one of the largest open-pit mines on the planet.

Hatchery setback underscores fallacy of current approach to solving Idaho’s salmon crisis

Hatchery setback underscores fallacy of current approach to solving Idaho’s salmon crisis

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game today acknowledged that sockeye salmon from its new $14 million Springfield Hatchery in southern Idaho are dying at difficult-to-explain rates.

In a press release issued today, Fish and Game biologists said their leading theory about why is because of a difference in water hardness between the hatchery and the natural lakes and streams in the upper Salmon River system. 

Clearwater basin overflows with Wild and Scenic candidates

Clearwater basin overflows with Wild and Scenic candidates

For much of the past decade, Idaho Rivers United has worked to defend the Wild and Scenic rivers of the Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forests, where some of the finest wild rivers in the nation flow clean, clear and cold. This fall we’re changing tack and in addition to continuing to defend existing Wild and Scenic rivers, we’re filing comments to encourage the Forest Service to protect more of the region’s unparalleled rivers.