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No Living Allowed In National Forests

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on September 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM


ABOVE: Bernie Kaur, of Talent, was arrested in Arcata, Calif. during a camp-in to raise awareness of homelessness issues.


Photo by Robert Plain | Ashland Daily Tidings

Wyoming - A federal judge has fined a homeless man $50 for overstaying his welcome in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  A permit will only allow you to camp in the wilderness for a matter of days.  Instead, it appears that up to 200 people are living and camping in the forest and "commuting" to Jackson.  You can read more at the Casper-Tribune.

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Reply Manjushree
07:30 PM on August 11, 2011 
This is a moral sin, to fine a homless person for living on OUR land. He is most likely homeless because he fell "through the cracks" of our system or was serving our country in a way and has PTSD. No one is homeless by real choice. Making homelessness illegal is only protects those who don't chose to care and this law keeps homelessness out of sight. Our american society is ill, very ill, One can judge a country by how they treat their ill and poor. OUr country is on it's way down....due to the greed of the wealthy. it is time for americans to wake up and start to care.