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Access to Government Lands - New York

Additional Helpful Organizations
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Citizens Against Recreational Eviction-USA
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United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Inc.
...An International Organization
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.


In-Depth Information

  • Chuck Frank"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.
    Resolution #2011- - Board of Supervisors of Apache County, Arizona, Dec. 6. 2011
    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 Management
    Resolution - # 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
  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Enormous 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.
  • William Perry Pendley"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 13, 2007)
    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, 2004)
    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.

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