Suction Dredge Mining
Suction dredge miners were forced to leave California when the state banned the practice due to damage to salmon habitat. Regrettably, these miners have since come to practice their “hobby” at Oregon’s expense. Fortunately in 2013 Oregon decided to stand up for it’s wild rivers and waterways, salmon, clean water, and quality of life as well. Fortunately in the spring of 2017 Oregon passed legislation increasing protections of our rivers.