The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORV) has issued notification about an invitation for public comment. Imperial Metals, a Canadian mining company, wants to drill and explore for gold in an area called the “donut hole,” a patch of land surrounded by provincial parks at the headwaters of the Skagit River.

ORV provided links to a Seattle Times article and an opinion piece to assist with understanding of impacts.

Public Comment Period Notification

Public Comment Period Notification

The public is invited to comment on the following Crown land application. Responses are due by April 19, 2019. If no response is received by the deadline, the application and adjudication process will move ahead. 

Proponent: Imperial Metals Corporation

Property: Giant Copper

Mine Number: 0700195

Duration: Multi-Year, Area Based Permit

Tenure Numbers: 236535, 236533, 236590

Crown Grant / District Lot Numbers: AM No.3 (DL1577), AM No.1 (DL1579, AM No.5 (DL1581), AM No.4 (DL1584), Augustus No.5 Fr(DL1585), AM (DL1586), Rex No.1 Fr(DL1595)

Latitude: 49.1750000 Longitude: -121.0250000

Activities: Access roads and trails, surface exploration drilling with associated water supply and catchment sumps, mechanical trenching.

See project proposal and referral package in the link. Please Click Here to respond to this referral.

Questions or comments should bedirectedto: Chris Tunnoch, Manager Strategic Initiatives| South Coast Region, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development| 604.398.5922 or [email protected]