Perpetua Resources is moving forward with plans to construct the Stibnite Gold Project, an immense open pit, cyanide vat leach gold mine in the headwaters of the East Fork South Fork of the Salmon River.
These headwaters provide critical habitat for Idaho’s wild fish, important habitat for wildlife like wolverine and amazing opportunities for recreation.
The Forest Service recently released the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) which describes the effects of the mine. Although Perpetua refers to the project as a restoration plan, the SDEIS shows that mining activities will actually further degrade critical elements such as habitat for bull trout.
Local conservation groups are encouraging members of the public and businesses to closely review the SDEIS and voice their concerns at the public meetings held by the Forest Service.
Join the Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Rivers United, and Save the South Fork to learn more about the permitting process, the effects of the Stibnite Gold Project and how to make your comments more effective.