The Record Searchlight
By Damon Arthur
February 23, 2012
Under a new set of rules proposed by the state Department of Fish and Game, the agency would reduce the number of gold miners’ suction dredging permits it issues annually statewide from 4,000 to 1,500 and prohibit dredging on more than 20 north state streams.
The regulation is one of many proposed changes to statewide regulations that the DFG has proposed to comply with court orders and recent state laws.