The two Oregon Senators have introduced the above bill in Congress.
It will add over 4,000 miles of Oregon waterways to the Wild and Scenic River system.
It will include 640 acres per river mile---that is 1/2 mile on either side if ordinary high water line. All lands and waters designated will be withdrawn from mineral entry.
What that means is, you can't file a claim, and if an existing claim is closed for any reason, it can't be refiled, and it's gone forever
This bill covers most gold bearing waters that are still open to claims and mining. Existing claims are supposed to be honored, but you might be limited on how you can't work them.
It looks like it affects virtually every GPAA claim in Oregon, except one. I do know that it will affect two of the claims we have listed here.
Please write both of the Oregon Senators, as well as your own, along with your congressional representative that this is another mining grab, and attempt to get rid of any mineral extraction in this country.