Don't padlock the forest!
Feds try to block access to Tahoe National Forest — PLF says, “Not so fast!”
A land of many uses, including recreation for lovers of nature.
That’s the traditional concept behind our national forests and other public lands.
PLF attorney Brandon M. Middleton, and clients, announce the suit at a news event near Auburn, CA
But regulators with the U.S. Forest Service have other ideas. They aim to block more than 800 miles of roads and trails from being used by off-road vehicle enthusiasts, even though these routes have always been open for this purpose!
For generations, families have been enjoying the outdoors — fishing, camping, and exploring — by riding these routes with motorized vehicles. Off-road groups pride themselves on environmental responsibility, spending hundreds of volunteer hours keeping the trails clear — so everyone can use them, including firefighters if there’s a forest fire in the back country!
Last week, PLF headed to federal court to challenge the feds’ crackdown on freedom in the forest. Representing a number of Northern California off-road enthusiasts — both organizations and individuals — PLF’s lawsuit points out that Forest Service has put itself on the wrong side of the law in its drive against public access.
Brandon discusses PLF’s fight for the freedom to ride, in this PLF Podcast. (Don't have iTunes? Listen to our podcasts online.)
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“We are very grateful that PLF is taking a stand in court for sensible forest policies and meaningful public access to public lands.” That’s one of PLF’s clients in the case — Jacquelyne Theisen of Friends of Greenhorn in Nevada County, California. We’re happy we can fight for the rights of all members of the public to responsible use of public lands. Please help us — with a donation — for this battle and all our work to “Rescue Liberty” from coast to coast!
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