We are in the process of editing our last part in the Alaska dredge video series…and at the same time are editing the “How to file a mining claim” video series. The mining claim video is challenging, but after you view it, you can file your own claim from start to finish.
It is time the small miners of California to once again tell our elected politicians to get off their butts and follow the laws they passed. We have penned a letter to the Senate Natural Resource Committee about the California Water Board having their staff cut literally days before they were to go public with […]
Quite a day at the International Sportsman Expo in Sacramento today!We partnered with two non-profit fishing groups as they are fed up with over-regulation and see the benefit in uniting like we do. We spent over an hour with CA Department of Fish and Wildlife explaining how a suction dredge works, the benefit to the […]
We are actively working on part 2 and 3 of the Alaska dredge trip and have completed shooting the “how to file a mining claim” video series. This video will show from start, to finish how to research, file, mark and maintain a mining claim. We are excited to have completed filming and release should […]
Dredging California and permits: This may be one of the things the CA Water Board is working on and partially responsible for the delay. I finally got a call back from them yesterday and was told the NPDES permit department had their staff cut from 6 down to 2. Then they were told to focus […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]