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Idaho enviro’s produce video on suction dredging

Friends of the Clearwater have produced their version of how bad suction dredging is, even though fisheries biologists, studies and science conclusively prove the benefits of dredging to fisheries and plan to show this video to the public.  The meeting, open to the public is in Moscow Idaho on March 25th 7-9pm at the 1912 […]

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Mining law video from Tom Kitchar, Waldo Mining District

We wanted to repost a video from our good friend Tom Kitchar from the Waldo Mining District up in Oregon. Tom is leading the fight with the Bohmker suction dredge case many of us are supporting and hopefully will be going to the United States Supreme Court. This is a great video and we encourage […]

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Call to action: Dear President Trump

We have penned another letter we are now sending again on a weekly basis to President Trump below. We are also including, along with the letter, a link to a webpage which lists all of the Congressmen in the country. All you have to do is enter your zip code and you can forward (copy […]

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Montana fighting back against road closures

As many of you know by now, we get more complaints of closed roads coming out of Montana now than most other states. Most are because of the Forest Service.This is pretty remarkable and we are reaching out to Senator Jacobson tomorrow to discuss his bill which fines those who close (gate) their public lands. […]

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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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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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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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