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posted May 21, 2013, 10:45 AM by Tony Burgess   [ updated May 21, 2013, 10:46 AM ]

Dear reader,

Ever wish someone would file a lawsuit stopping the closure of your public lands?

Well Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has done just that seeking to keep hundreds of miles of existing routes open so you and your family can continue to access your public lands.

If they win this case it will set a precedent across all public lands and help keep trails open across the nation.

Please take just Two Minutes to show your support by clicking on their webpage and "LIKE" their below post and "SHARING" it on your Facebook or Twitter page. Speak up now and make a difference.

Your help is needed to make keeping public lands open a hot topic and to show PLF you support their action

Is the environment made for humans or vice versa?

Today Pacific Legal Foundation filed a motion for summary judgment in federal district court to reverse the government’s decision to prohibit motorized travel on hundreds of miles of roads and trails in Tahoe National Forest. Historically, these routes were available to individuals who wanted to experience the natural pleasures afforded by the forest. In a misguided effort to protect the forest from human enjoyment, the government has tabooed entry to remote and wild areas that are accessible to most people only by means of motor vehicles.

To enjoy the wilds, you need to be able to get to the wilds. Before the government’s prohibition, over 800 miles of routes in Tahoe National Forest took people into the majesty of the deep woods by motor vehicle. Now, 90 percent of those roads and trails are closed, thereby setting insurmountable barriers for many who wish to enjoy Mother Nature at her wildest.

Representing eight clients who for years have enjoyed the pleasures of the forest via motorized access, PLF filed its legal brief in the case of Friends of Tahoe Access v. United States Department of Agriculture, explaining that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) protects the human environment and was enacted by Congress to preserve the environment for people. NEPA was never meant to keep people out of the environment. But that is the result under the wrong-headed government decision to close hundreds of miles of access routes in Tahoe National Forest.

The hearing on PLF’s legal challenge is scheduled for September 25, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Please be sure to "Like" what Pacific Legal Foundation is doing.

Pacific Legal Foundation is fighting for your rights for free. Donations can help them keep fighting.

Together we can keep our trails open.

~Chris Horgan and your friends at Save the Trails

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In 2012 MammothMC made a healthy donation to PLF.  We support access to public lands and believe that Travel Management is unsustainable.

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