Forest Service is writing rules to help privatize your lands in favor of outfitters

We could see it in the Idaho wolf population management plan, and now we see in the rules the Forest Service is developing regarding allocation of recreation on public lands.

Story in the Casper Star Tribune. Sweet deal for outfitters? By Brodie Farquhar.

Ever since the Pombo-Gibbons bill to give away our public lands to the mining companies was slapped down in December 2005, there has been an upsurge in interest in keeping and protecting our American public lands from the special interests who want to privatize (steal) them from us.

Because citizens are more watchful now, those who want to grab our lands are getting more sneaky. Senator Larry Craig has always been one of the biggest land-grabbers, and the Forest Service still marches to his tune because his former aide Mark Rey oversees the FS.

Update: thanks to Robert Hoskins, here are the proposed regulations 

2 Responses to “Forest Service is writing rules to help privatize your lands in favor of outfitters”

  1. Todd Says:

    Tree by tree these folks are trying to give it all away to corporate America. Amazing stuff. Todd

  2. Robert Hoskins Says:

    For those who want to see these proposed rules, here is the URL:

    http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-20659.htm

    It is my understanding that River Runners for Wilderness has dissected the regs and recommended changes to nullify the damage.


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