Press Release: Bills to Curb Suction Dredge Mining Approved by Key Senate Committee


For immediate release April 18, 2013   Contact Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541.844.8182 Erik Fernandez, Oregon Wild, 971.230.4484 Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper, 541.261.2030   Salem, OR — Outdoor businesses, the commercial fishing industry, fisheries experts, and conservation organizations applaud the passage of Senate Bill 838 and SB 401 by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources … Continue reading Press Release: Bills to Curb Suction Dredge Mining Approved by Key Senate Committee

Bills Introduced to Curb Suction Dredge Mining to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water


The Oregon legislature is currently considering: 1) SB 838 which would enact a moratorium on suction dredge mining in Essential Salmon Habitat in Oregon, and 2) SB 401 which would require the state of Oregon to review a list of nearly 30 river segments and make a recommendation as to whether or not they should … Continue reading Bills Introduced to Curb Suction Dredge Mining to Protect Wild Salmon and Clean Water

Suction Dredging and High Banking for Gold


What is Suction Dredge Mining and High Banking? Suction dredging for gold involves the disruption of compacted stream beds and underwater gravel deposits by dislodging materials and sucking them through a tube attached to a gasoline-powered water pump. The 2-6 inch tubes employed by recreational suction dredgers act like underwater vacuums. The resulting silt and … Continue reading Suction Dredging and High Banking for Gold