Swinomish laud protection of Skagit River headwaters ‘donut hole’
January 26, 2022
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, part of the 300-member Skagit Headwaters Coalition, is grateful for a new agreement between the government of British Columbia, Imperial Metals Corporation and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission.
Imperial Metals has agreed to surrender all its mining and related rights within the so-called Skagit River Donut Hole. The is a 22.4-square mile gap of unprotected lands surrounded by the parks in British Columbia.
The headwaters of the Skagit River are inside this area, which is also a centerpiece of efforts to reintroduce grizzlies to the North...