Why Join PLP? Where do you think you would be today had there been no one out there fighting for your rights If you and I don’t care enough to make the case for our rights, who will? Public Lands for the People has been working tirelessly for 19 years with land managers, politicians and other user groups to ensure that you get to use public lands where and when you want. We have had many successes and you have benefited. We can promise you the other side is always making the case that mining and prospecting is noisy, polluting, and the source of conflicts. They want us in smaller and smaller areas with fewer opportunities to access the public lands and backcountry. Ultimately, they want us off public lands altogether. This is your fight whether you like it or not. Doesn’t it make sense to join and support others who are taking their time and money to protect your rights and opportunities? There is plenty you can do with $35.00 other than join another organization. You could buy a couple gallons of gas, a drink, and a bag of popcorn at a movie or simply save it for that proverbial rainy day that Mom said would eventually come. However, if you value the preservation of your rights to access, use, and enjoy our public lands, and you want to protect that right for yourself, family, friends, and future generations, you want to reconsider where that $35.00 would be best put to use. You could do all of those things or none of them; it is your choice because it is your 35 bucks. Doesn’t it make sense to equip those who are fighting for you with the resources needed for them to have a chance at success? Doesn’t it make sense for you to invest $35 in the Public Lands for the People?
Yes, it really does
WHO IS PLP?
PLP was constructed for the purpose of representing all outdoor user groups and individuals that are interested in keeping public and private lands open to prospecting, mining, and outdoor recreation on a non-discriminatory basis! PLP assists groups to join forces to maintain the laws and rights of all citizens on public and private lands (Federal, State and City). PLP will assist with representation at public hearings of government agencies that are proposing limitations and restrictions on the lands that belong to the people. PLP DOES LITIGATE! We will file injunctions, when necessary, to prevent governmental agencies from discussing public issues behind closed doors and calling them “personnel meetings”.We will come to the aid of, and give individual attention to, persons or groups who are being harassed, intimidated or mislead by people in authority (in or out of uniform) who are attempting to enforce their own ideas or opinions of laws, rules or regulations, rather than the actual laws, rules or regulations, and what it actually means.
Remember....PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE PEOPLEMeans....
Our right to Use Public Lands, Not to Abuse Public Lands.
What does PLP do for you?1.PLP filed a lawsuit charging California for illegally passing a bill (SB670) into law prohibiting suction dredge mining. 2.PLP filed a lawsuit against Eldorado National Forest for their illegal closures of over 2200 roads in their Travel Management Plan (TMP). PLP is also making comments in several other forests on their TMP. 3.PLP is in court fighting the California Department of Fish and Game who has violated a Court order by failing to do an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on suction dredging in California. 4.PLP assists on many individual issues that concern small-scale miners. 5.PLP assists miners in other states, and thosestate representatives. 6.PLP makes formal comments on the Federal Register (FR) for the US Forest Service (USFS) road closures, trying to cite miners criminally, & rule making changes. 7.PLP assists miner filing "takings" case against BLM for taking a structure & mineral estate. BLM donated away leaving miner as legal owner/claimant & taxpayer w/o due process or compensation. Miner prevailed. 8.PLP and the miners prevailed in Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) vs. U.S. Forest Service when the USFS attempted to force dredgers into a Plan of Operation. 9.PLP was a party to 2 lawsuits in the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), vs. USFS and CBD vs. the BLM. PLP and the miners prevailed 10.PLP and Dee Stapp prevailed in a lawsuit against the BLM on separating bond issues of occupancy and casual use mining operations. 11.PLP participated in the Washington, Oregon, and California Water Resources Board study on turbidity and mercury as a method to stop suction dredging and similar issues there. 12.PLP assisted with Washington State Resources Coalition and others in the rule making process on suction dredging. 13.Made legal & scientific comments & was instrumental in defeat of CA Bill AB 1032.PLP strives to be involved with issues that affect the small-scale mining community. We would not be able to continue these battles without the past support of its membership
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