The Smith River is more valuable than copper

“In issuing this permit, we believe state regulators are dismissing the concerns of business owners, landowners and most of us who care about the Smith. Folks who would be directly impacted by the damage this mine could cause to Sheep Creek, the Smith River, its Blue-Ribbon trout fishery and the $10 million a year it contributes to Montana’s economy.”

Read the concerns of the Smith Rive Outfitters in the June 10, 2020 op-ed.