On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Reviewing and Responsible Officers, the civil servants representing the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) hosted a virtual meeting for “Objectors with Standing” regarding the proposed Jenny Gulch Gold Exploration Project. The BHNF facilitated the five-hour-long meeting with invited individuals, tribes, landowners, and organizations who had submitted comments … Continue reading “OBJECTORS” ECHOED A STRONG MESSAGE TO USDA/BHNF OFFICIALS ON WEDNESDAY REGARDING THE PROPOSED JENNY GULCH GOLD PROJECT.
Great article on people fighting the proposed uranium mining in the Southwestern Black Hills... the battle continues - one victory and one defeat. The victory - Fall River citizens win to get their ordinance on the November ballot that simply says - “URANIUM MINING IS A NUISANCE IN FALL RIVER COUNTY.” The defeat - On … Continue reading One Victory, One Defeat! Powertech is a Nuisance.
ALERT: Northern Hills Forest Service Announces Solitario Zinc's Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project - Public Comment Requested by Sept. 2nd. The Northern Hills District of the US Forest Service has issued a notice that public comment is wanted on a proposed gold exploration project by Solitario Zinc called the Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project. Solitario … Continue reading Northern Hills Forest Service Announces Solitario Zinc’s Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project
Here is an updated mining claims map for the Black Hills. Claims that are new since April are in purple. Most of these are the lithium mining claims around Custer and north towards Hill City. This updated map shows that there are now over 202,000 acres of mining claims in the Black Hills as of … Continue reading Updated Mining Claims Map – Now Shows 202,000 Acres Are Under Attack in the Black Hills
There was standing room only at August 1st Rapid City City Council meeting. On Monday, Aug. 1st, in a 7-2 vote the Rapid City City Council voted to pass Resolution No. 2022-069 - RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE’S FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE JENNY GULCH GOLD EXPLORATION PROJECT BY F3 … Continue reading Rapid City City Council Passed Resolution 2022-068 with Omission of Four “Whereas'”
Take Action NOW – Contact the Rapid City City Council members (listed below) and let them know that protecting our water is why they were elected. They must ensure that our municipal drinking water source, which is the Rapid Creek Watershed, is kept clean. Let your family, friends and networks know about the need to protect our water … Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: ATTEND THE RAPID CITY CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON MONDAY!