Sunny Kahlo wrote:Could this possibly apply to trash as well? If there is a publicly owned land you can't get in trouble for cleaning up trash right?
Stacy Witscher wrote:I would say that it greatly depends on the land's designation. Here in the west, we have a lot of BLM land (Bureau of Land Management, aka Federal land), but it's not National Parks. This land is available to the public for hunting and hiking. There are limitations on usage, for example no atv's during calving season on certain tracts, and closure because of burned out areas at times. Burned out areas are attractive to mushroom foragers (morels in particular) but these areas are dangerous as burned out stumps create cave in problems. Most people in the area cut down Christmas trees on BLM land but it does require a permit (very low cost). To my mind, responsible collection for personal use is okay. Honestly around where I live, I would be totally open to allowing people to forage within reason, as would many people, provided that you share. To my mind, the earth provides more than enough if it was not for greed.
C. Letellier wrote:Here is one link you might want.