Reminder: Annual Claim Filings and Fees Due
August 2021 by Scott Harn
Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2022 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1, 2021, to prevent forfeiture.
- Massive 660-page lands bill passed in the Senate
- EPA ends "sue and settle"
- Sage grouse mineral withdrawal cancelled
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.
• Sheriff withdraws Forest Service law enforcement authority
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
- Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
- Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions
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