In an effort to show the devastating impact that nickel strip mining would have across the whole watershed, our expedition traced the path of water flowing from the proposed mining sites, down Rough and Ready Creek, through the Illinois River, all the way to the mouth of the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon.

To learn more about the threats facing these iconic waterways, and to sign a petition to keep the Kalmiopsis free of nickel strip mining, please visit :