• What: Community Open House on Mineral Withdrawal Proposal
  • When: Wed, Jan 18, Show up any time between 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Where: Shane Center, 415 E Lewis St, Livingston (MT)

The U.S. Forest Service will be holding a community open house on January 18th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston on the proposal to withdraw 30,000 acres of federal lands in Park County from new mining claims for 20 years.

Now is the time to show the strength of our local support to protect public lands in Emigrant Gulch and on Crevice Mountain and safeguard the Yellowstone River from industrial gold mining. Stop by at your convenience, it’s not necessary to be in attendance for the full three hours.

Our community has been fighting to protect public lands, our water and our wildlife in Park County from two foreign-backed mining companies that are planning to explore for gold near Yellowstone. Local residents and businesses asked for the time-out and their voices were heard. Now we have an opportunity to hear from our public lands managers about the withdrawal process and what to expect going forward.

Join us in telling our public lands managers: Yellowstone is more valuable than gold! Your voice is more important than ever as we face a new Congress and a new administration. They need to hear about what you hold dear.

Open house outlines mining withdrawal in Paradise Valley

Whether to withdraw 30,000 acres of federal lands near Paradise Valley from new mining claims for 20 years will be the topic of an open house in Livingston on Jan. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts.