Feds Challenge North Idaho Mining Claims
February 2013 by Associated PressFishing, camping and the protection of American Indian artifacts along a 30-mile section of the North Fork of the Clearwater River outweigh the desire of placer miners to search for gold, an attorney representing the US Forest Service said.
• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat
- Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
- Efforts underway to fix the ESA
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
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