Category: Forest Service

Open Pit mining in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Timeline of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s Open Pit Apocalypse

The Fickle Business of the Open Pit 1930s: Blue Ledge Company sets up underground adits, potential prospect pits, and a foundation for a mill that will never end up getting built. 1983 – 1994: Bear Creek Mining tries some exploratory drilling then sells to Placer Dome US (1990), which after trying some exploratory drilling sells […]

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Welcome to Bears Ears National Monument

When We Became “Welcome to Bears Ears”: A Metamorphosis

One morning, Eric and I woke in the desert from uneasy politics and found we had turned into a large “Welcome to Bears Ears” sign. For two days, some people treated us like monstrous vermin. Well, nine people did. Nine whites treated us unkindly (spoiler). Turning into ‘Welcome to Bears Ears’ Memorial Day weekend, 2017: […]

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Kilgore Project will devastate these grizzlies

#Kill the Kilgore Project Before It Kills Our Grizzlies

The Kilgore Project Yesterday, Idaho Falls’s Post Register reported the Canadian gold mining company Otis intends to expand drilling operations in the Centennial Mountains. They want 3000 more acres to build forest-removing roads and 140 drill sites. This Kilgore Project proposal, so named for its proximity to Kilgore, Idaho, would increase their current drilling operation […]

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