middle clark fork river - west cabinet mountains

Water Walks and Talks: Montanore Mine

Water Walks and Talks: Montanore Mine


Thursday, March 3    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Clark Fork Coalition Offices
 140 S 4th St West, Missoula

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The proposed Montanore Mine near Libby recently got a partial green light that could spell disaster for trout streams in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

Join us Thursday, March 3rd to learn how the proposed Montanore Mine would drain threatened bull trout streams for 1,300 years, dump mine waste in pristine forests, and degrade surface and groundwater in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. This mine just received a partial green light from state and federal agencies, though it will leave irreparable damage and violate state water laws. It’s not too late to protect a true Montana treasure. Guest speaker: Bonnie Gestring, northwest program director for Earthworks. CFC staff will also be on hand to answer questions about how Montanore Mine will impact the Clark Fork watershed. This educational event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the Montanore Mine and nearby Rock Creek Mine here.

The March 3rd event is part of the Coalition’s monthly “Water Walks and Talks” learning series, which keeps citizens informed about hot topics and recent developments in the Clark Fork River watershed.