Current Legislation

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

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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

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Challenging Obama’s WOTUS rule

WOTUS, Waters of the United States was a horrendous over-reach by the previous administration and an attempt by the EPA to take over every mud puddle, rain gutter and ditch in America.   It is being challenged by many states,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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SFCW Update

Update:   Yes folks, we are aware of the article out of Spokane which appears to be distributed by the Lewiston far left media. Our thoughts…pffft. We have given quite a few interviews and you’ll be seeing them shortly. The

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South Fork Clearwater update, Saturday July 28th

Update from the South Fork Clearwater, Saturday July 28, 2018   No miners were cited yesterday. Brooks Beegle (the LEO) was given another “stand down” order citing officer safety. As I write this, I cannot hide my sincere disbelief at

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Idaho Dredging Update

South Fork Clearwater update, July 26:   Yet another day partially missed to deal with this USFS nonsense. We drove to Grangeville to call a gentleman in Missoula MT at the regional HQ for the USFS. He was cordial, but

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