We have opined, written articles, gave speeches and so many presentations over the years on RS2477 (Revised Statute 2477) we’ve lost count.
In a landmark ruling just a few days ago by the Utah Supreme Court, roads that existed prior to 1976 are valid and the Federal government cannot close them claiming they “own” them. We’ve all seen USFS, BLM and others use FLPMA (Federal Land Policy Management Act) which was passed in 1976 as their excuse and we have argued it was illegal. Now that has been reaffirmed and we are simply delighted.
We applaud Utah for taking on this case. This is a victory to all who enjoy the public lands
Rather than explain the entire thing, only to have you re-read it, Free Range Report has a perfect explanation and I strongly urge you to read this ruling.
It WILL have an impact on all of us, in a very positive way.
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