If you have any
documents, Crazy Mountain historical data, or public access
you would like to share for the record, the site and the upcoming
Crazy Mountains interactive map...
email Kathryn QannaYahu
Your nationwide public lands
roads and trails access are in jeopardy (est. 30% unperfected).
Your federally produced maps removing our public roads and trails
are at stake.
The culture of fear for our federal employees that manage our
public lands and resources,
their removal or hamstringing is increasing.
If our Public Trust stewards
are prevented from doing their jobs by privatizing forces,
how will the public's resources, lands and access
be maintained and protected for future generations?
The Crazy Mountains in Montana have been
a public access hotbed, beginning in 1940. As then Forest Service
Supervisor G. E. Martin writes detailing the variety of uses
documented in the historic Crazy Mountains, including mining,
timber, grazing, trappers, hunters and recreation, "At
no time was travel over the roads and trails restricted until
October 1940 when Van Cleve locked the gate during the hunting
season. In 1941 this was done again. In 1942 the gate was again
locked before the opening of the hunting season and was still
locked on April 24, 1943."
I requested a FOIA from the Custer Gallatin
National Forest for documents relating to the public access
situations in the East Side of the Crazy Mountains in the fall
of 2016, as well as a current one for the transfer
debacle of Alex Sienkiewicz, the former Yellowstone Ranger
District, involving Letters
of of false allegations from the Montana Farm Bureau, Montana
Outfitters and Guides (which land owner Chuck Rein is the Vice
President of), a handful of local landowners, including the
Sweet Grass County Attorney Pat Dringman's wife, Page Carroccia
Dringman, and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Rep. Pete Sessions