The Clearwater Resource Council is opposed to the proposed gravel pit near Elbow Lake.
April 13, 2023
The Clearwater Resource Council is opposed to the proposed gravel pit near Elbow Lake. This area is directly adjacent to the most important winter range for big game in the Clearwater Valley . Our analyses also show that the gravel pit and asphalt plant are located in swales that will drain into wetlands mapped in the National Wetland Inventory, including a freshwater pond. This will facilitate the transport of sediment and contaminants to the wetlands, pond, and ultimately Elbow Lake and the Clearwater River. A detailed explanation of the comments we are submitting to DNRC are available at our website (www.crcmt.org). We request that DNRC deny this permit.
President, Clearwater Resource Council