Mining Districts and Community Outreach
December 2016 by Sarah BohmkerYou have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!
Within these districts, some of the roads and trails have been reopened for access, critical habitat designations have been scaled back, and a few Mining Districts were completely removed from proposed withdrawals.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners
• Actions speak louder than words
• Biden nominee for BLM director has ties to eco-terrorist groups
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
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