Environmental groups are opposing state trespass laws.Why?
Because to date, these groups, along with government employees/agencies, have gotten used to engaging in activities that, whether knowingly or not, have brought substantial harm to Vested Property Owners on Federal Land.
First of all, you need to know that there are Vested Property Rights on Federal Land. Vested Rights Owners include Range Allotment Owners who own the beneficial use of water, improvements, easements, forage and more.
Actions by these groups have created nuisances that have needlessly disturbed, violated, encumbered and denied rightful usage, created significant financial burdens, and placed clouds on Vested and conjoining deeded Property.
Any entity (includes government employees) that does not have permission from Vested Property Owner (includes Range Allotment Owners) on Federal Land, to share any activity (includes hunting, fishing, dirt moving), or material (includes land, water, structure, fauna, flora, photography, electronic image or video) they see and or collect with any government, government agent, government contractor, representative, private entity, non-profit agent, non-government public organization or non-profit private organization on Federal Land, is in trespass.
Yes. The public has the right to enjoy Federal Lands. But, we do not have the right to remove, collect, monitor, photograph and reference in their materials, property that belongs to Vested Property Owners on Federal Lands.
Due to much confusion as to who owns what, we recommend the U.S.D.A. and the D.O.I. post signs on Federal Land that remind the visitor:
Please Be Aware
You are now entering Federal Land that may have a Vested Property Owner.
Unless you have Vested Property Owner’s permission, you may not disrupt (includes photograph/collect/damage) forage, livestock, water (includes streams/ponds), improvements (includes structures, gates, fences, water tanks) and easements (includes roads, cattle trailways).
You may not include Vested Property through voiced intentions, public media, videos, maps, photos, prospectus or speculation with any entity (includes non-profit, for-profit affiliates and their representatives, or government agency).
If you do not have a signed permission from Vested Property Owner, you will be considered a Trespasser who will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no immunity for criminal trespass by government parties.