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Protect Mount St. Helens

The Gifford Pinchot Task Force is dedicated to protecting Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a national treasure, from commercial activities that will harm or destroy the nearby environment.

Mount St. Helens and the Green River are special to the people who live here, people of the greater Pacific Northwest and the rest of America. The area’s rich forests and clean rivers support a special way of life and our economy. Since 1980, we have seen the forests begin to rebound from the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Now, a slower, but perhaps even more destructive, threat is emerging.

International mining interests want to exploit minerals on the very edge of the Mount St. Helens National Monument, with a massive mine that carries the unacceptable risk of large-scale. There is a place for mining on our public lands, but Mount St. Helens and the Green River are simply too valuable to put at risk.

The Task force is doing something about it and you can help.

Let the Forest Service and the Bureau of Public Lands know that you don’t agree with its decision.

Join the thousands of your neighbors by signing our petition demanding that the BLM and the Forest Service protect our valuable public lands and say NO to exploratory drilling and mining near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Donate to help fund protecting Mount St. Helens.


  • Ascot Mining decided to appeal the federal judge’s decision.  The BLM and FS have until October 6, 2014 to appeal the case. After their decision, will we decide on our next legal actions.
  • On July 3, 2014, an Oregon federal judge ruled in favor of most of the Task Force’s challenges to the prospecting project and later issued a judgment declaring the prospecting permit illegal.


We need your support to protect Mount St. Helens!

Donate today and start protecting the wilderness you love.

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