Supremes: ESA trumps 1872 Mining Act. Bye bye, suction dredging!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kent Lufkin, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

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    Cool. That's the first college that came to mind. I went there for grad school (1985-87).
     
  2. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    I know a few guys on the frontline of this fight. Suction dredge mining is one of the nastiest things that can happen to a river. This is a big win.
     
  3. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    I've seen it on the Yakima.
     
  4. KerryS

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    Freakin' hippie!
     
  5. Bill Aubrey

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    While you are considering this momentous decision, google The Tongass Amerca's Salmon Forest and sign the petition to set aside 77 small tracts in our largest national forest to protect salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing areas, and make a bunch of fish, G Smolt and me happy. Believe it or not, even the USFS favors this project.
     
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  6. Kim McDonald

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    Yeah, Derek, I am pretty engaged in this issue. Last summer I saw a suction dredge rig at the WDFW site east of Cle Elum on the Yak. I've seen a lot of them on the small creeks along Blewitt, and of course on the Wenatchee, but this was a first on the Yakima.

    Kim
     
  7. Van

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    Finally that mining law got knocked down a bit. It baffles me that it has stood unchanged for so long.
     
  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Ah, those Humboldt Honeys! My daughter graduated from Humboldt in 2012 in wildlife ecology (finally) after years of being lured away by CA DFG with all sorts of really neat internships and temp jobs.