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  •  In Order To Do This... (3+ / 0-)
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    where4art, DvCM, Onomastic
    This bullshit use of federal lands to graze cattle for $4 a head per year -- on taxpayer-owned land, often to the detriment of the land and the streams that run through it and everything else, not just but also including, the wolves living on that land, should be fucking stopped right the fuck now.

    You need to repeal or change the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960.

    This act treats timber, range, water, recreation, and wildlife equally on Forest Service lands.  And from what I have seen no one that uses Forest Service land pays "realistic fees" for their activities.  I recently camped in Canyonlands National Park and the entrance fee and campsite fee were ridiculously low.  The adjoining BLM land was priced even lower.  I have been to many National Forests and prices for everything from entrance fees, hunting permits, camping, timber sales, etc. are always below market prices.  Everyone gets a discount when using most federal land for most purposes.

    •  then change it. (5+ / 0-)

      Let the camping fees stay reasonable.

      Raise the grazing and mining fees to at least market level (I'd prefer to see them raised to market level plus at least 5%, because these jerks never clean up after themselves).

      Strictly limit the numbers of livestock that can be grazed.

      If they have issues with this remind them that they have the choice to buy their own land and run it the way they want, at free-market land prices.

      Make 'em walk their teabagger talk.

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      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 08:46:39 AM PST

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      •  The Law Is The Problem... (2+ / 0-)
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        where4art, shanesnana

        The law does not give the Forest Service the leeway to do what you say.  

        I do not see any support for repealing the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960.  And if you did, the result might be worse.  The old laws would kick in from the robber baron days.

        A new law setting specific guidelines would be required and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

        As nice as it sounds, if the USFS raised grazing rates to market levels, a lawsuit would get them quickly back to the old rates.  And I don't think that any reasonable person wants career employees in the USFS making decisions based on politics, which is what you suggest.

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