Idahoans this spring and early summer are facing another mine proposition. Canada-based Midas Gold has proposed to reopen pit mines near the remote community of Yellow Pine at the headwaters of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River. Please get involved.
MJ Wright, Kaitlin Spradley and Kat Cannell are three Idaho women who rode horses almost 1,000 miles to reach their home waters of Redfish Lake. Their expeditionary ride highlights the iconic pathway of sockeye salmon, a native Idaho anadromous fish species that returns to spawn in the lake, and whose numbers have been dwindling since four dams were constructed on the lower Snake River in eastern Washington state.
At a time when national dialogue in the U.S. is centered on rolling back environmental policies rather than strengthening them the tables have already begun to turn. Other nations, including China, have identified an opportunity to assume global leadership in combating climate change and pursuing clean energy sources.