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Tippets: Blue Heart of Europe, Update on Pebble Mine, Diversions from the Deschutes

March 28, 2018 By: Erin Block

  • Albania’s Vjosa River is the last remaining undammed river on the European continent and is home to the Danube Salmon. But a series of proposed dams threatens the waterway and threatened species. Patagonia has now teamed up with a grassroots campaign called Save the Blue Heart of Europe to fight to keep the unique ecosystem intact. Via Adventure Journal.
  • Before the next open comment period for the Pebble Mine, read this recent post on Angling Trade on recent developments and future action: “Within the next month, we’ll be entering the first of many public comment periods as Pebble’s mining application is reviewed. Though we’ve spoken up dozens of times in the past, we need to continue to do so.”
  • Today, due to water diversions for agriculture, the Upper Deschutes River functions primarily as an irrigation canal, a “shadow of its former self,” writes George Wuerthner. “What we see with regards to the Deschutes River is a failure of the state to preserve the public’s ownership and protection of our water and river system.” Via The Wildlife News.