|Rainbow, Beaverhead National Forest, Montana|
...But NOT SO FAST, for here we go yet again…
…Yes, I know the efforts of a handful crooked, greedy, self-serving politicians to sell off our public lands really has never stopped and doubtless never will until we—hunters, fishermen, campers, mountain bike riders, ATVers, snowmobilers, every last one of us who recreate on public lands comes together to vote the bastards out…
Until then we can count on a never-ending barrage of egregious bills such as the most recent entry submitted by Alaska’s head henchman, Congressman Don Young.
In a nutshell the bill would permit the sale of millions of acres of National Forest to the states. It would allow each state to sell up to 2-million acres of National Forest to be managed strictly for timber production. These lands would no longer be managed as “Multiple Use” thus the management of fish and wildlife would go down the drain. The bill makes no mention of maintaining public access nor does it require states to retain title, clearing the way for sale to to private entities.
Should this baby pass there is no reason to believe the flood gates will be flung wide open for any special interest group to get similar crap through the halls of a Congress which has to rank right up there with the smelliest ever.
If you buy this rant please take the time to contact your legislators and tell them bluntly “WE WILL NOT STAND FOR ANY MORE BS.”