FIGHTING FOR THE SMITH
American Rivers just released their list of America’s most endangered rivers for 2016. The Smith River, one of our favorite fisheries located right here in Montana, came in at fourth place. The fight against a copper mine proposed near the Smith has made public news throughout the country for some time, and continues to be an ongoing concern for those who love to recreate on and appreciate this resource. Here’s what the team at American Rivers had to say:
“Hidden in a deep canyon amongst central Montana’s forested mountains, the Smith River is a treasured destination for paddlers and anglers alike. Unfortunately, this legendary trout stream is in danger of permanent degradation from a proposed copper mine. The State of Montana must require the mining company, Tintina Resources, to prove beyond any doubt that their operation will produce no acid mine drainage or cause any environmental harm to the Smith River or its tributaries before the project is allowed to proceed.”
Read more — about the river itself, the area, and the threats both face — on American Rivers’ website.
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