Dredging

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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Another USFS regulatory scheme

The USFS is proposing adopting a new regulatory scheme for suction dredging. Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this let us ask you a quick question:   Have you ever seen a management or regulatory agency adopt anything….ever which benefits the public whom they claim it works for, or is your experience […]

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Two new cases

We have two new men we are working with on unbelievable cases in two different states. The first is a man who buys and sells used mining equipment out of his garage along with small samples of minerals he collects on his mining claims in CA. His vehicle was parked in his driveway, on his […]

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What if we changed our strategy?

Happy Constitution Day. We wanted to pose a few questions…   What if we could all unite in the small mining community and become a powerful force like the NRA?   What if we could all have access to up-to-date information on what is happening with regulations, litigation and other issues?   What if we […]

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Oregon poll on suction dredging, take it today

Should miners be allowed to use suction dredges on Southern Oregon rivers that are classified as “essential” habitat for salmon?   As we know, suction dredging creates fish habitat, removes toxins and helps the rural economies.   Take this poll and be heard. The poll is located in the middle of the page on the […]

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A little note about the USFS

Since we have returned from our trip to Idaho we have received an overwhelming number of calls from miners and public land users all across the west with documented problems with the USFS. Problems like ignoring Plans of Operation applications, in some cases for years….they are supposed to respond to them within 30 days. They’ve […]

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California update:

Update on dredging in California:   Yesterday we met with the California Water Board (CAWB) in Sacramento over the permitting of suction dredging for 2019 along with several other mining organizations here in CA.   This is the second meeting in the past 3 weeks and yes, they still do in fact intend on creating […]

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Friday update

We have read on the internet that Idaho Conservation League has filed a lawsuit against AMRA President Shannon Poe for suction dredging on the SF Clearwater. ICL is well known for suing and settling lawsuits, especially with the USFS. We have not seen any documents so we will not be commenting on the content of […]

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Update on the SF Clearwater

Update from the SF Clearwater, Idaho   Last night two of the AMRA dredgers were cited for dredging without a PoO (Plan of Operations) by the Forest Service.   Now, we will be able to present this case, along with the mountain of evidence we have obtained including video, affidavits, documents, testimony and case law […]

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