Stop Illegal Mining at the Gateway to the Gorge 

Just above the largest salmon restoration project in the National Scenic Area sits the most litigious mining operator in Scenic Area history. We’ve stepped into the legal fray and need your help today against illegal mining activites by the Nutter Corporation at the Zimmerly property.

Zimmerly and Nutter currently have litigation pending before three different state and federal courts, plus the Clark County Land Use Hearing Examiner. Friends will participate in each of these cases to defend our prior legal victories and make sure that Zimmerly and Nutter are not allowed to break the law or harm the Gorge any further.

The ongoing costs of defending Scenic Area rules means we must depend on our supporters for special gifts. Zimmerly and Nutter are actively seeking to resume mining operations.The consequences would be far-reaching and long-lasting, not only for community members but also for the National Scenic Area and all its unique resources.
We’re grateful to those who have spoken out against this harmful project; can you help us with a special gift today?

Restoration work at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge is already seeing benefits to wildlife – salmon have newly returned to a newly restored section of Gibbons Creek! Mining activities at the adjacent Zimmerly property could irreparably damage this vital resting ground for fish and migratory birds. Your donation is needed TODAY to help us protect the Gorge.

You can read more about the history of the Zimmerly Quarry here.

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Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

If you have any questions or would like to donate by phone, please call Membership Coordinator Hannah Anderson-Dana at 503-241-3762.

To donate by mail, please send your check to:
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
P.O. Box 40820
Portland, OR 97240-0820