The Blackfoot River, known to many through the book and movie "A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT," begins along the Continental Divide high in the Scapegoat Wilderness. Its cold, clear waters are home to native west-slope cutthroat and bull trout---its watershed home to elk, grizzly bear, goshawk, ponderosa pine, aspen, calypso and coralroot orchids, and countless other species. Not far below its headwaters lies the site of a proposed open-pit gold mine. The mine's permit application calls for an open pit a mile across, and for hundreds of acres of forest and sage grasslands to be buried beneath cyanide leach pads as tall as the Washington Monument. All this within a few hundred yards of the Blackfoot.
The Blackfoot Gold photo exhibit was produced in cooperation
with the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Coalition (CFPOC). It has been
exhibited at seven different venues, and featured in publications such
as Big Sky Journal and Rivers magazine. Please consider
purchasing a print from the exhibit (proceeds benefit both Picture
Tomorrow and CFPOC), and visit
CFPOC's website to learn what you can do for the Blackfoot.