USFS in Montana hides decision in Forest Plan

This is pretty telling. While publishing to the Federal Register is automatic, this particular forest is not publishing their decision. Politics? We think YES. MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The public is unable to view final updates to a northwestern Montana forest management plan due to the federal government shutdown. The Missoulian reports Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip […]

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Dredging California

Well I hope everyone is as frustrated with the CAWB (California Water Board) as we are over the supposed dredge permitting proposal they were supposed to release by now. We have sent them 11 emails, 14 phone calls and we know Jim Rankin, French Gulch Mining District President has done at least as much attempted […]

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USFS proposing making another million acres wilderness.

News from the Wilderness FrontHot off the press, courtesy of the Challis Messenger. The news story linked below was printed about a month after the December 13th meeting sponsored by the Forest Service to present their findings regarding areas under consideration for additional Wilderness designation. According to the 2012 Planning Rule, Forest Management Act and […]

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Do you want to win a new dredge?

Here’s a short video of some of the things we are giving away at our dinner in Merced on December 1st. Book your tickets by clicking on the dinner tab on our home screen.

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This is the definition of irony: Fishermen sue harbor for not dredging

Humboldt Bay Harbor is being sued by two fishing groups because they haven’t dredged it since 2006, even though they purchased a million dollar dredge for that very purpose.   Read the story here:  

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Research paper on suction dredging by an AMRA member and student

We wanted to share a paper written by a college student and AMRA member we recently met in Sonora. Thank you Mariesa for your hard work researching and writing this paper!   Suction Gold Dredges Benefit California’s Rivers and Streams Mariesa Yeoman Southern New Hampshire University Introduction Destruction, pollution, and a lack of respect for […]

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BLM moving to close 1630 miles of roads in Arizona

BLM is at it again attempting to close your roads in Arizona.   They have proposed closing well over a thousand miles of roads and ATV trails which will lock and block public land users from their lands yet again. We reported on their last attempt earlier this year and wrote a letter on your […]

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Peaceful protest and clean-up with the GPAA in California

We are proud to announce we have partnered with the GPAA/Delta Gold Diggers on another project.   We will be performing a peaceful protest on over-regulation in California and are going to dispel the notion that small miners are just a bunch of knuckle dragging, cousin loving, environmental trashers.   We have selected two areas […]

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