Since 1985, the Gifford Pinchot Task Force has been working to protect and restore riparian and terrestrial ecosystems in Washington’s South Cascades by defending against irresponsible management practices and harmful resource extraction projects, and by advocating for proactive conservation initiatives. For the last decade, the Task Force has successfully defeated proposals to conduct hard rock mining exploration and development adjacent to Mount St. Helens.
The Gifford Pinchot Task Force will use their funding to continue their campaign to protect Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Green River Valley from hard rock mining exploration and development. The mini-grant will help finance outreach and organizing efforts aimed at halting exploratory drilling by utilizing the NEPA process, mobilizing strong opposition to Ascot’s revised permit proposal, and using legal means if necessary. Learn more.