Vol 8 Natural History of Yellowstone ... Introduction ... A Presidential message
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Introduction

A Presidential message

Yellowstone was seriously threatened by a proposed gold mine on the northeast boundary of the Park, until conservation groups and President Clinton stopped the plan.
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In August 1996 the President of the United States visited Yellowstone to announce a deal between the government, conservation groups and the mining industry to end a proposed gold mine that was to have been built on the northeast boundary of the Park. You can find out more about mining in the Yellowstone area in the Human Impact chapter of this volume.

President Clinton’s visit brought home the importance of preserving Yellowstone to many people across the USA and indeed the world.

In President Clinton's own words ‘... everyone can agree that Yellowstone is more precious than gold’.