THE KALMIOPSIS WILDLANDS | An American Treasure
The greater Kalmiopsis wild area is home to a one-of-a-kind collection of wild and scenic rivers, Jeffrey pine savannas, unique wetlands, and some of the rarest plants on earth. It’s one of the last best wild salmon strongholds remaining on America’s West Coast. For millennia, this rugged wild landscape has served as a climate refuge for species from surrounding regions. But what makes the Kalmiopsis so unique and special (aside from its beautiful rivers and their pure waters) is its stark open serpentine terrain. The ancient geology of the Kalmiopsis region holds its greatest threat, nickel strip mining. Go to Protect Kalmiopsis Rivers to learn more about the effort to prevent the nickel mines.