DEQ Seeks Public Comment on New Suction Dredge Restrictions

The DEQ is seeking public input on new restrictions on small suction dredges and non-motorized in-water mining activities.

“A representative from the Calif. Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Mark Stopher, will provide an update on the California moratorium on dredge mining and will accept comments on how California’s experience may inform the Oregon process.”

    What: DEQ Public Comment on new Suction Dredging Restrictions
    When: Thursday, Marc 7
    6:30 PM
    Where: Jackson County Public Library
    205 South Central Ave, Medford

Please attend this important meeting and give the DEQ your input on eleven new proposed permit conditions, ten proposed findings, and four proposed strategies for reducing environmental impacts of suction dredging.

Please see this document for details of the new restrictions, conditions, findings, and strategies proposed.

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