A History of Public Lands

Dear Editor, 

The right to access public lands was codified into law in 1885. The Federal Unlawful Inclosures act.43 U.S.D.A. was passed to stop private landowners from inclosing public lands for their exclusive use. The act prohibits the maintenance, erection, construction, or control of an enclosure to prevent access to public lands. From its enactment, it has been contested, ignored and state laws passes to undermine it.

      Throughout the years, this law have been upheld in the courts.In the following cases illegality of enclosure and the right to access public lands was clearly defined...


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