Tell California's Water Board: Wildlife deserve the strongest possible protections

To prospect for gold, some miners use a method called suction dredge mining, which vacuums rocks, gravel and sediment from the bottom of rivers or creeks. This practice can kill young fish and disrupt their habitat.

The California Water Resources Control Board just proposed restrictions on suction dredge mining -- but its proposed rules don't go far enough to protect wildlife.

We're calling on the Water Board to go further in protecting critical habitat and public lands from this harmful mining practice. Help us protect California's wildlife by making a public comment before March 8.

Subject: Comment Letter -- Suction Dredge Mining General Permit