BLM Cancels 10-Million-Acre Sage Grouse Mineral Withdrawal
November 2017 by Chris Ralph
The very way it was done at the time didn’t give one much confidence in the objectivity and honesty of the BLM study.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
• Reopening closed areas
We have an opportunity to make significant and substantial changes to provide relief for small miners with the Trump Administration and the current makeup of Congress. We realize the time to act is now, but we need your help.
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
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