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RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

“ Some have said, well, it's not US, so we shouldn't be held responsible. We might not be the source of the problem but we will ALL pay the price for others' disregard for the rules. The attitude that the USFS could never put a ban on dispersed camping is dead WRONG. They HAVE and WILL continue to close areas where cleanup, particularly of abandoned vehicles, hazardous materials, and homeless encampments have forced a redirection of scarce funding that could have been put to better use. ” That depends on how pervasive the problem is, and how uncooperative the squatters are. I’ve seen a few of those trashed areas, and they aren’t anyplace I desire to go as long as they’re being trashed. If the only way to keep those areas from being trashed is by closing them, then I favor closing them. If issuing citations and fining the ones doing this doesn’t stop the behavior, what else can you do but close the area? There’s a legal term for areas that for whatever reason are magnets for bad people and bad behavior. They’re called an “attractive nuisance”, and once a particular area gets known as a place where anything goes, then it’s no surprise that everything goes on. Once that happens, the only way to stop it sometimes is to close it down. Maybe I read more into your wording of the topic subject, but it seemed to me that there was some fear that ALL forests would be closed to the public because of a few filthy pigs squatting in a few areas. That’s what I meant when I said this will not result in the forests being closed to all. The sad fact is, the people doing the trashing of these areas are not on this forum, or any other RV forum. I’m as against this type of behavior as you are, but unfortunately you’re preaching to the choir here. :):) Kevin, I meant all of US, NOT all of the National Forests. We're both on the same page.
ParkCountry 11/07/21 12:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

Thank you to all who have commented. Some have said that the Forest Service needs to better enforce squatting and the 14-day limit, some laying some of the responsibility upon the USFS. When is the last time you actually saw a USFS Ranger on patrol? These guys are stretched much too thin and cannot possibly undertake the gargantuan task of patrolling all roads on a regular basis. That is why they need YOU to report what you observe. The sad fact of the matter is that the USFS has neither the BUDGET nor the manpower to enforce these rules in an effective manner to deter such activity. My wife and I spend a considerable amount of time exploring the backroads of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and surrounding areas. We have observed appalling examples of littering, vandalism, dumping of vehicles, tires, general household trash, yard debris, ad nauseam. Some have said, well, it's not US, so we shouldn't be held responsible. We might not be the source of the problem but we will ALL pay the price for others' disregard for the rules. The attitude that the USFS could never put a ban on dispersed camping is dead WRONG. They HAVE and WILL continue to close areas where cleanup, particularly of abandoned vehicles, hazardous materials, and homeless encampments have forced a redirection of scarce funding that could have been put to better use. And once this happens, the odds of getting these areas reopened ranges from slim to none.
ParkCountry 11/06/21 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
More garbage that'll get us ALL banned from National Forests

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/11/man-found-guilty-after-leaving-trash-broken-down-vehicles-at-campsite/ A picture is worth a thousand words. With ever more people doing the "Free Camping" thing, come more idiots who will ruin it for EVERYONE. EDIT: Fixed the link for you.
ParkCountry 11/04/21 11:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Covid-test protocols for U.S. citizen RETURNING FROM Canada?

Thanks all for your responses. As it turned out, I STILL could not find any definitive answers to my basic question. All resources that I could dig up on the web referred to AIR travelers needing a Covid test, but NO references made as to LAND travelers. In the end, I ended up getting a rapid Antigen test from Numi Health in Calgary. At $75.00 CDN, I felt that it was a small price to pay for some assurance and peace of mind in case such a test was REALLY a requirement for crossing back into the U.S. 200 miles is a long way to go from Calgary to the border crossing at Coutts, only to be denied entry. As it turned out, the test results were available only 5 minutes from the time I had my nasal cavity swabbed. Further, the CBP officer manning the booth at the Sweetgrass, Montana, crossing informed me that the Covid test was NOT necessary for reentry. Oh, well. Better safe than sorry. I have no regrets whatsoever over having spent the equivalent of about $60.00 USD. That had to be the easiest border crossing I've ever made. All he wanted to see was my Passport. He returned it to me saying, "Welcome Home, brother." Those three words meant a lot to me. And for those Americans who are contemplating a trip to visit our friendly neighbors to the North, I say GO. Such a beautiful country, and such a beautiful people we have next door, and exceedingly safe. This trip was not my first, and it certainly won't be my last. I've already got plans for a return next year.
ParkCountry 10/07/21 11:40pm Around the Campfire
Covid-test protocols for U.S. citizen RETURNING FROM Canada?

Hi, All. I entered Alberta on Sept. 7 through the Coutts, Alberta, port of entry. I had with me a hard copy proving that my Covid test that was taken within the previous 72 hours was Negative. What I cannot find is IF I, as a returning U.S. Citizen, am REQUIRED to show proof of a Negative PCR Covid test, taken within the past 72 hours, to Border officials when I return to the U.S. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, through the Sweetgrass, Montana, port of entry. My online research has been fruitless for reentry by VEHICLE. All the websites I have looked at refer to returning U.S. citizens reentering the U.S. BY AIR. In that case, yes, one needs a Negative Covid test taken with the past 72 hours. But I can find NOTHING that specifically addresses the requirements if traveling by LAND. Can someone PLEASE tell my just exactly what the requirements are? I suspect that I'll have to indeed get a Covid test, but, like most people, I don't want to needlessly spend $200 on a Covid test if it turns out I really didn't have to. I'm currently in Calgary but thinking of getting the test in Lethbridge if it is available. Can anyone give me advice as to what Labs in Calgary and Lethbridge I should use? This has been an extraordinary exercise in futility so far. Thanks for all of your help in advance!
ParkCountry 10/01/21 07:19pm Around the Campfire
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