Brandon Rinehart

BLM exodus: Agency loses half of DC staff slated for relocation

From The Hill: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has lost more than half of its Washington-based employees who were slated to move out West as the agency pushes ahead with a controversial plan to relocate staff. New internal numbers from the Interior Department obtained by The Hill show 69 employees have left the agency rather than […]

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Announcing Walk 4 Liberty and protesting the politicians who destroy our liberties

How cool would it be if all of us joined hands against the destruction of our access to public lands, the destruction of our rural communities and ridiculous laws passed to make you pay dearly for insane policies? California is rapidly becoming intolerable. Miners, ranchers, farmers, hikers, hunters, fishermen and other public land users. People […]

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AMRA meets with the CA Water Board

Suction Dredging In California, Permits And Politics   It has now been nearly 3 ½ years since the passage of Senate Bill 637 (SB637) which labeled anything mechanized or motorized as “a suction dredge” and therefore requires a permit from the California Water Board (CAWB) to operate it in the state. The CAWB was mandated […]

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New Video: 3 days in the Gold Belt

This past weekend we took two winners of a 3 day mining trip with AMRA for an amazing mining experience.   Day one……metal detecting Day two……placer mining Day three…lode mining   Along with getting to keep all the gold we found, they get the entire trip filmed and a Youtube video.   Congrats Rod Hall […]

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Exposing the Idaho Conservation League (ICL)

This article is astounding in that Ms. Schumacher, the author researches the money to fund the radical environmental group ICL, Idaho Conservation League.  It is an amazing read and it will likely make your jaw drop open….then the anger sets in. From the article: While George Soros is known to heavily fund progressive agendas, there […]

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New case on dredging being presented to the Supreme Court

We have been talking about the Bohmker case in Oregon for some time now which is being presented to the United States Supreme Court. We had the privilege of meeting Josh Bohmker and his two children this past weekend at the Fresno GPAA gold show and would like to introduce him to everyone.   Josh […]

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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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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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