Please join community leaders, the Park County Environmental Council, and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition for a community meeting in Gardiner to discuss a proposed mineral exploration project in Emigrant Gulch. Learn how you can help protect the integrity of Yellowstone National Park, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Yellowstone River, the Historic Chico Hot Springs and Paradise Valley.

Monday, August 10th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Gardiner Community Center

210 Main St., Gardiner, MT

A Canadian mining company, Lucky Minerals Inc., has submitted a proposed mineral exploration project in Emigrant Gulch in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. The proposed mineral exploration project would be located approximately 7 miles southeast of Emigrant, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park and the historic Chico Hot Springs.

Grizzly bears and other wildlife rely on the lands and water of this area as habitat. It is a popular year round recreation area. Emigrant Creek flows through Emigrant Gulch and is a tributary of the Yellowstone River.

The agencies are seeking comments on this proposed mineral exploration project in Emigrant Gulch. Lucky Minerals Inc. submitted the proposal to assess the potential to develop a gold, copper, silver or molybdenum mine within this segment of the Yellowstone Ecosystem by drilling up to 70 exploration holes. The drill sites are located on patented and unpatented mining claims on the western flank of Emigrant Peak.

Learn more at the U.S. Forest Service site: www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47041

The Custer Gallatin National Forest and the Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality recently extended the deadline for public comment regarding this ill-conceived gold mine. Your letter or e-mail to the agencies needs to arrive before August 20, 2015. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by August 20, 2015 to the Forest Service and Montana DEQ at:

Peter Werner, Forest Service Project Lead
Custer-Gallatin National Forest
10 E. Babcock, Bozeman, MT 59715
FS-comments-northern-gallatin@fs.fed.us

AND

Craig Jones, DEQ Project Coordinator
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
DEQMEPA@mt.gov

All comments received, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public
record and will be available for public inspection.

For more information about this event, please contact the Park County Environmental Council at (406) 223-4714 or email Michelle Uberuaga, michelle@envirocouncil.org. Contact the Greater Yellowstone Coalition at (406) 586 1593 or e-mail Joe Josephson, jjosephson@greateryellowstone.org.

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