Scenic rivers run through it


  Oregon, that is — and Bates' bill would protect some of them from being dredged   February 22, 2013   Medford Mail Tribune   State Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, has introduced a bill that would restrict suction dredge gold mining on some parts of some creeks and rivers in the state. The measure is … Continue reading Scenic rivers run through it

Senate Bill Would Expand Protections for Oregon’s Rivers


February 20, 2013 Rachael McDonald–KLCC   A bill introduced in the legislature by Senator Alan Bates of southern Oregon would expand protections for the state's rivers. It has the support of environmentalists and recreationalists.   Senate Bill 401 expands the number of rivers and bodies of water that are protected as State Scenic Waterways. It … Continue reading Senate Bill Would Expand Protections for Oregon’s Rivers