Citizens Against Recreational
United Four Wheel Drive Associations,
Publishes "United's Voice - The Newsletter of the
United Four Wheel Drive Associations" and is a legislative
advocate for Four Wheelers and access to government-owned lands.
- "The Color Green: Sheriffs Challenge U.S.
Forest Service Road Closings in Northern California," by
Charles W. Frank, Journalist, Musician, Builder and Landscaper,
Forks, Washington. Address to the Sixteenth Annual National Conference
on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Latham, N. Y. October 20, 2012
(Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.)
Northern California sheriffs are now set on stopping the federal
government because of its limited land use policies and Forest
Service road closures. Because the West is highly forested, roads
need to remain open and maintained, not only for public use and
recreation, but also for greater access to fight forest fires,
which are getting out of control. The sheriffs of northern California
are coming to agreement, also, that the underbrush in forested
lands needs to be cut away and the thinning of trees needs to
be accomplished to prevent massive forest fires which continue
to plague the West.
#2011- - Board of Supervisors of Apache County, Arizona, Dec.
Declaring the exclusive authority of Apache County, Arizona over
certain roads, rights-of-way and routes of travel within the
boundaries of apache county and located on certain lands also
managed by the United States Forest Service or Bureau of Land
- # 2011-14 - Board of Supervisors of Apache County, Arizona,
October 18, 2011
Declaring an emergency in apache County, Arizona due to the Wallow
fire, degraded forest conditions, imminent threat from catastrophic
fires and extreme drought
Wilderness Corridors Masquerading as Land Management Refinements"
- By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from New York Property Rights
Clearinghouse, Vol. 15, No. 1 (PRFA, Spring 2011)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's
Strategic Plan for its 442 state forests comprising 786,000 acres
outside the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves focuses
on ensuring connectivity for wildlife movement between large
"matrix blocks" of state forests maintained
as mature cover connected with wide, natural strips of land with
a high percentage of forest cover. This system would enhance
connectivity though deep forested areas from Ontario to Georgia.
- "The New
Wars for the West" - Keynote Address by William Perry
Pendley, Esq., President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States
Legal Foundation, Lakewood, Colorado; Eleventh Annual National
Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October
Perry Pendley successfully defended John Shuller against the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when, in self-defense, he shot
a grizzly bear. He won the case for Larry Squires, who wanted
to allow disposal of oil field brine in dry sink holes on his
property. Mountain States Legal Foundation is fighting for inholder
access to their property blocked by the U.S. Forest Service.
Pendley has argued successfully three times before the U.S. Supreme
Court on the right of contract regardless of race or ethnicity,
against what is called "affirmative action."
- Roadless Area Management
in National Forests Proposed Rulemaking - Letter to
U.S. Forest Service from Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA, November 15,
Access for fire suppression; productive use of forests, including
motorized and non-motorized travel, hunting, grazing, forestry
and mining; and historic roadway uses are essential considerations.
Forest health, the economic vitality of the locality and the
nation, and local participation should be paramount; radical
preservation agendas should be rejected.
- "DEC settles
in access for disabled lawsuit"-Reprinted by permission
from the Hamilton County News, July 10, 2001
The State of New York has caved in to three years of civil
rights litigation brought by disabled local residents in federal
court. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will
give the disabled real access to the State Forest Preserve lands
in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains-including access to
motor vehicle roads exclusively used by the State and the expenditure
of nearly $4.8 million to make parking areas, restrooms, fishing
access sites, boat launches, campsites, picnic areas, equestrian
mounting platforms and offices accessible to the disabled.