A homegrown movement to protect the treasured rivers, wild salmon and pure waters of the legendary Kalmiopsis Country

Protect-RejectDevelopment of nickel strip mines would change forever the famed wild rivers of Oregon’s legendary Kalmiopsis Country. Pristine watersheds would be turned into industrial zones of strip mines, haul roads and nickel processing facilities. At stake are the purest of waters, wildest of salmon and steelhead streams, and one of the highest concentrations of rare endemic plants in North America. Protect our Kalmiopsis Rivers.

Wild and Scenic Smith River’s pure water worth more than a nickel mine
In a recent guest opinion in the Sacramento Bee, noted river author Tim Palmer, reminds us that the National Wild and Scenic Smith River's pure Read more
Concerns surface about proposed RNR Nickel Mine
While the public has heard little about the RNR Nickel Mine at Rough and Ready Creek, a lot has been happening behind the scenes. According Read more
Yellow tuft alyssum invasive species alert—how to help
Visitors, residents and hikers in Southwest Oregon are asked to be on the alert for any suspected occurrence of yellow tuft alyssum. Learn more about Read more
Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks among America’s most endangered rivers
You can help by going to American River's Rough and Ready and Baldface Creek page. Then click on take action to send a message to Read more
Mining companies in race with Oregon Senators
In a race that could decide whether the wild near-pristine watersheds of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek and the North Fork Smith River are Read more
Wild river fans want Rough and Ready and Baldface Creeks protected
Updated 4/2/2013   Many in the crowd at Northwest Rafting Company's Wild Rivers Night were seeing Rough and Ready Creek for the first time as Read more
New nickel mine proposed at Rough and Ready Creek
Rough and Ready Creek is again threatened by a major nickel mine. Called the RNR Mine Project, it's similar to the Nicore proposal of the Read more
Google Earth shows reclamation at Nickel Mountain Mine
New Google Earth imagery shows mine reclamation (or lack thereof) at the Nickel Mountain Mine near Riddle. Is this what's in store for Rough and Read more