by MARK MCGLOTHLIN on JULY 18, 2015
in WATER WORTH SAVING
As part of their weekend edition, the NYT has posted a piece on the Smith – Can Montana’s Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine?
While the high-end, guided trip (teams are taking chefs along on the float for the blue-blooded travelers these days) the author completed on the Smith is a far cry from the experience most Montanans pursue on the Smith, the river weaves it magic for all who pass.
The author even spent a bit of time with Jerry Zieg, a VP for exploration at Tintina Resources, the BC company hoping to exploit the Johnny Lee Deposit on the Smith’s headwaters, and appropriately delved into the tainted environmental legacy the mining industry has left behind in Montana and the northern Rockies.