Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River


June 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (314) 482-3746 Medford BLM Old-Growth Timber Sale Faces Legal Challenge Groups Oppose the Government Returning to Old-Growth Logging Today a coalition of conservation organizations representing tens of thousands of Oregonians filed a lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to halt the … Continue reading Suit Filed to Prevent Old-Growth Logging Near Rogue River

Saving Oregon’s Famed Rivers and Wild Salmon from Gold Mining


by Nick Cady, Legal Director It has been a long road to suction-dredge mining reform in Oregon, but this campaign is close to finalizing permanent protections for Oregon’s iconic rivers and wild salmon.  Suction dredging is an incredibly harmful, gold-mining practice that involves sucking up fragile river bottoms through a large, gas-powered vacuum. This mining practice … Continue reading Saving Oregon’s Famed Rivers and Wild Salmon from Gold Mining

Southern Oregon miners file injunction to stop legislation on motorized mining moratorium


By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian  April 26, 2013   SALEM — A southern Oregon mining group is seeking an injunction in federal court to stop bills under consideration in the Legislature that would place a moratorium on motorized mining.   Galice Mining District and four representatives filed the request in U.S. District Court in Eugene … Continue reading Southern Oregon miners file injunction to stop legislation on motorized mining moratorium

When Equal is not Equal You Need a Timeout


  By Bob Ferris During the recent suction dredge hearings Senator Olsen made a point of comparing suction dredgers and river guides as if they were equivalent entities with equal or similar impacts—both plus or minus.  Although I praise him for trying to show that there are two sides to this coin we are really … Continue reading When Equal is not Equal You Need a Timeout

Talking Dredging Depressions and Dunkings in Dunsmuir


By Bob Ferris   My wife and I spent some time in Dunsmuir, California this past weekend—a spot filled with lovely mountain air and small town sparkle.  And as we were walking down the main drag in town getting kinks out of our backs and circulation into our buns after our long drive, we  stopped … Continue reading Talking Dredging Depressions and Dunkings in Dunsmuir

Suction Dredge Mining in California


Suction dredging emerged as a recreational and economic activity when new technology began allowing miners to reach streambeds in deep rivers to mine for gold. Suction dredging uses a vacuum-like motor to suck up streambed material, which is then sifted through a sluice box for gold. California rivers proved especially lucrative for the so-called “New … Continue reading Suction Dredge Mining in California