Protect the Black Hills from Destructive Mining

The Black Hills of South Dakota are sacred to the Lakota Nation, supply water to Rapid City and are home to Mt. Rushmore.

Today, gold mining threatens the Black Hills. But the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are considering withdrawing 20,574 acres of public land from mining exploration. The agencies are taking public comments now. Please let Forest Service know that these lands deserve protection.

Add your name to this petition to the U.S. Forest Service. 

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Our Petition

Dear Forest Service Supervisor,

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed mineral withdrawal for the Pactola Reservoir–Rapid Creek Watershed in South Dakota. I support the proposal to protect 20,574 acres of National Forest lands in the Black Hills from mineral entry for the next 20 years to protect the cultural and natural resources of the Pactola Reservoir–Rapid Creek Watershed, including municipal water for Rapid City and Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Thank you for your consideration.

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