More Fiddling While Forests Burn
December 2019 by Greg Walcher
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
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.
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
- Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
- Update on California suction gold dredging
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
• Nevada miners get reprieve
• Georgia Senate race may set the stage for mining regulations
• New Executive Order on critical minerals
• Interior Department makes adjustments to LWCF
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - How do I obtain a map of Montana gold & sapphire gravel bars? • Ask The Experts - How do I process this white quartz with black striations? • Ask The Experts - Does gravel + bedrock = gold? • Back to Green Valley--With A Sluice • A Lesson In Underwater Sniping • Achieving Accurate Metal Detector Discrimination • My New Passion--Crystal Hunting • The Half-Mile Claim • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: White Knuckle Mining