Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wild and Scenic Chetco River protection update | Fall 2013

Fishing on the Chetco
Now that the Chinook have begun to return to the Chetco, it’s a good time to to see where we’re at with the Chetco River Protection Act. The legislation will permanently protect our Wild and Scenic River from the threat of instream mining.

In July, Secretary of Interior Jewell signed a  mineral withdrawal, protecting the Chetco  from mining for 5 years. This will give Congress time to pass the legislation.