The Removal application for the beginning of mining on Liberty Hill was received by Department of State Lands on December 11th.
Please find below, the link that will take you to the Department of State Lands' Application Detail (Removal-fill) page on their website and click "view application" (warning, it is over 1800 pages long) Ther first few pages as well as the Conceptual Compensatory Mitigation Plan that starts on page 79, provide the most useful information in descibing the scope of destruction as well as a mitigation plan.
Key details from the permit: Just over 11 acres of wetlands and stream within the 94 acres of proposed pit will be COMPLETELY REMOVED or gravely impacted including Liberty Hill's largest and most the beloved vernal stream that ends in a waterfall of it's eastern edge. The entire Northern camas meadow will be removed as well as several central wetlands that hold many uncommon species and sensitive habitat areas.
At this time of writing (12/16/20) the application will go under review to make sure that it is complete. Department of State Lands has 30 days to check if the application is complete, then it will go into review process and a public comment period will begin.
FRIENDS OF LIBERTY HILL NOW NEEDS AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO PREPARED TO WRITE PUBLIC COMMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS WHEN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS.
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