Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Montana: Groups sue Forest Service over access issues in Crazy Mountain

BillingsGazette.com - Full Article

BRETT FRENCH french@billingsgazette.com
June 11 2019

In an attempt to force the Custer Gallatin National Forest to assert a claim to public access on four Crazy Mountain trails, a coalition of outdoor groups filed a lawsuit in Billings District Court on Monday against the agency.

“We’re hoping the Forest Service follows its own regulations in administering this area,” said Kathryn QannaYahu, of Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat. She has done a large portion of the historical research for the case.

The lawsuit, drafted by the Western Environmental Law Center in Helena, contends the agency has failed to protect and defend public access rights in the south-central Montana mountain range which is checkerboarded with private land. The groups had threatened to sue in February unless the agency worked with them on their concerns...

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https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/groups-sue-forest-service-over-access-issues-in-crazy-mountains/article_a2f20714-6084-5887-bd25-5857a829c7e9.html

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Ohio Horseman's Council has your (horse)back

Chroniclet.com - Full article

Brad Zahar | The Chronicle-Telegram
Published on June 7, 2019

With 1,650 miles of bridle trails in over 100 locations, Ohio has a lot to offer those who like to horseback ride. While the riding trails are distributed throughout the state, much of the local real estate available for riding comes thanks to the Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC).

The OHC, whose motto is “horsemen helping horsemen,” has more than 4,000 members across

70 Ohio counties committed to providing the best trails and experience possible for riders.

Started in 1972, the council began as a grassroots group of trail riders. It partnered with land owners and parks to establish bridle trails locally and statewide...

Read more here:
http://www.chroniclet.com/sports/2019/06/07/The-Ohio-Horseman-39-s-Council-has-your-horse-back.html