Red Lady Coalition

Mission Statement

The Red Lady Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations whose mission is preservation of a safe, intact and protected Mt. Emmons. This includes preserving the integrity ...

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Historic Town of Crested Butte

©2012 Red Lady Coalition
Crested Butte, CO

About Us

Our strength is in our diversity...

Mission Statement:
The Red Lady Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations whose mission is preservation of a safe, intact and protected Mt. Emmons. This includes preserving the integrity of the Crested Butte Municipal water supply, Ohio Creek, broader Gunnison River headwaters and underpinnings of Gunnison Valley’s economy. A molybdenum mine on Mount Emmons is incompatible with the Coalition’s mission.

Responding to the threat of mining on Mt. Emmons in Red Lady Basin, a diverse group of individuals and organizations gathered in late 2007 to discuss how best to preserve the mountain intact and as it stands. We sought to forever ensure clean water in Crested Butte's watershed and to protect headwaters tributaries to the Gunnison River. Red Lady Coalition is a group of long-time Crested Butte residents, established organizations and corporations, and people who have joined the community to enjoy surrounding mountains and recreational opportunities. We respect our home and intend to secure our legacy as we pass this beautiful valley to our children.

The strength of the coalition lies in diversity with unity of purpose. Regardless of background and past baggage, preserving the valley from extractive exploitation is the goal toward which we work.