Current Legislation

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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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, as it should be. For the complete article, click: Farm bureau fights to stop 2015 […]

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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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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 Lewiston Tribune whom is quite left on their political ideology has written articles on dredging […]

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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 the doubling and tripling down by the USFS on this statement. Brooks is no more […]

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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 said some things we found quite baffling. He stated all the miners he’s heard from […]

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Hello from Idaho dredge camp

Hello from the South Fork Clearwater. Firstly, we’d like to remind everyone internet is quite a ways away from our claim and our camp so we cannot get emails, therefore the hundreds I am getting with go unanswered for a while. Phone service is non-existent, so calling if futile. That being said, if the Washington […]

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