Welcome Chris, don't hold your breath waiting for help from the GPAA, the leadership wont even respond to you. The rest of us will say...Contact President Trump and tell him you feel that your 1872 Mining Act rights are being violated by environmental extremists who have an anti-American agenda. Ask him for help...Then write the same letter to our new Interior Sec...Then write it again to your Senator and your Congressman. Maybe hire a lawyer and file complaint after complaint to the Liberals who are making these rules.
You have to do it yourself, if you wait for help from the GPAA...You'll be very disappointed with them. The GPAA leadership doesn't do or say much at all. Sorry to say...You're on your own with this one. We all have the same problem, mine is the San Gabriel Mountains East Fork River. Currently the Rangers are threatening to arrest Gold panners, and the GPAA leadership has said and done nothing about it.
You might get help from Shannon Poe at AMRA. He's a leader & he gets stuff done while others do nothing.