A homegrown movement to protect our treasured rivers and their pure waters from nickel strip mining

Protect-RejectThe development of nickel strip mines would change forever a unique wild area in Southwest Oregon and the quiet rural communities surrounding it. The pristine watersheds of our rivers – Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks, the National Wild and Scenic North Fork Smith River and the headwaters of Hunter Creek would be turned into industrial zones of strip mines, ore haul roads and nickel processing facilities. At stake are the purest of waters, wild salmon and steelhead streams, and one of the highest concentrations of rare and endemic plants in North America.

Wild and Scenic Smith River’s pure water worth more than a nickel mine
In a recent guest opinion in the Sacramento Bee, noted river author Tim Palmer, reminds us that the National Wild and Scenic Smith River's pure water is worth more than a nickel mine. He calls on Oregon legislators to finish
Concerns surface about proposed RNR Nickel Mine
While the public has heard little about the RNR Nickel Mine at Rough and Ready Creek, a lot has been happening behind the scenes. According to court records, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has concerns about certain aspects of the
Yellow tuft alyssum invasive species alert—how to help
Visitors, residents and hikers in Southwest Oregon are asked to be on the alert for any suspected occurrence of yellow tuft alyssum. Learn more about the invasive plant here at OPB/Earthfix. See Forest Service and Oregon Department of Agriculture
Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks among America’s most endangered rivers
You can help by going to American River's Rough and Ready and Baldface Creek page. Then click on take action to send a message to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior asking them to act on Senator Wyden, Senator Merkley
Mining companies in race with Oregon Senators
In a race that could decide whether the wild near-pristine watersheds of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek and the North Fork Smith River are protected or strip mined for nickel, the mining companies appear to be winning. Senators Ron
Wild river fans want Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks protected
Updated 4/2/2013   Many in the crowd at Northwest Rafting Company's Wild Rivers Night were seeing Rough and Ready Creek for the first time as Zachary Collier presented slides from two days of kayaking the creek's little known north and
New nickel mine proposed at Rough and Ready Creek
Rough and Ready Creek is again threatened by a major nickel mine. Called the RNR Mine Project, it's similar to the Nicore proposal of the 1990s, only now it includes the construction of a nickel processing facility at the Rough
Google Earth shows reclamation at Nickel Mountain Mine
New Google Earth imagery shows mine reclamation (or lack thereof) at the Nickel Mountain Mine near Riddle. Is this what's in store for Rough and Ready Creek with the new proposed RNR nickel mine and ore processing facility? With higher