Mining Matters: Regional Land Rights News

Mining Matters: Regional Land Rights News

As featured in the December 2015 / January 2016 Pick & Shovel Gazette

Tuesday, December 1, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (4835)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Miners rally in support of Rinehart

Miners rally in support of Rinehart

Three-and-a-half years and $50,000 later, Brandon Rinehart is still waiting for an answer from the California courts.

But, it’s not just Rinehart who wants to hear a favorable outcome in his suction-dredge mining case. Miners across the state and the country have got their hopes riding on a Rinehart win.

Thursday, November 19, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (5687)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Prospectors rail against million-acre land grab

Prospectors rail against million-acre land grab

Feinstein stages meeting to pitch three proposed national monuments

Prospecting and mining groups have united to fight against the creation of three national monuments in Southern California.

Friday, November 13, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (5000)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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Action Alert: Stop 10 million-acre land grab over the sage grouse

Action Alert: Stop 10 million-acre land grab over the sage grouse

In late September Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the sage grouse would not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, but before mining, energy developers and ranchers could breathe a sigh of relief, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management submitted its own plan to protect the sage grouse—even though it did not warrant an ESA listing. 



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (4673)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Monday, September 21, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (3981)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Oregon Dredge Moratorium

Oregon Dredge Moratorium

The Waldo Mining District (WMD) and the Galice Mining District (GMD) have retained Portland attorney James Buchal to file suit in federal court to stop the Five (5) Year Moratorium on “all motorized placer mining” in Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH) streams and 100 yards to either side of such streams in Oregon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015/Author: Paul Louly/Number of views (3807)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Western Slope NO-FEE Coalition Notice

Western Slope NO-FEE Coalition Notice

The US Senate will hold an oversight hearing on Thursday, September 17th to discuss the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), the federal statute that governs recreation fees. 

 

This is the best opportunity in a long time to let Congress know how federal recreation fees have affected you, and how you think they should be changed.

Please ACT NOW on this excellent opportunity!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (3659)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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*Updated Action Alert: Public Comment Period for San Gabriel National Monument Now Open

*Updated Action Alert: Public Comment Period for San Gabriel National Monument Now Open

The Forest Service is seeking public comment on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan which affects prospectors, hunters, and outdoors men alike.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Paul Louly/Number of views (6661)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Notice: Fire Restrictions Now in Effect for the Mother Lode

Notice: Fire Restrictions Now in Effect for the Mother Lode

In response to the increasing high fire danger, the BLM has implemented additional fire restriction on all public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office. This includes lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Mariposa counties - effective Aug. 17, 2015.

Friday, May 29, 2015/Author: Paul Louly/Number of views (3140)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Camp Closure Notice: Burnt River REOPENED

Camp Closure Notice: Burnt River REOPENED

The Burnt River Camp has reopened over the weekend thanks to all the efforts of caretakers Jim and Pamela Haney! The LDMA Outing is still on as well and should make for a great event.

Friday, May 29, 2015/Author: Paul Louly/Number of views (4008)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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