"Calif. Fish & Game Struggles To Rewrite Rules for Dredge Gold Mining"

"It's gold vs. golden trout.

And gold vs. coho salmon. And gold vs. Shasta crayfish.

The California Department of Fish and Game is wrestling – under court order – with a new set of rules to control suction dredge mining in the state's rivers and streams.

Officials must take into account the health of aquatic species and aim to approve new rules by November."

Carlos Alcalá reports for the Sacramento Bee April 25, 2011.

Monday, April 25, 2011