Originally Posted by overlyworked
I know that when Cannibal went out of business it was Yosi Lutwak of the Gateview ranch and the Timber Ranch that took them to civil court. These two ranches are just below the Gate put-in.
With in the last few years issues have came up with the Valley View Ranch. Knowing that there have always been these issues makes me wonder why this ranch wasnt in the court case to begin with. Doughboy do you know why? Is it just because he just recently put in the fish habitat and is stocking the river with fish? I know that once someone releases fish into public land, like a river, it becomes public property. Does he not understand this or is he just being difficult.
This is like throwing red meat to the lions
Here's the law review article written by one of the Cannibal
defense attorneys in the original case. Basically, it reads that the case may have won the "Right to Float (Use)"
but the funds ran out ( ain't that the truth!
imo, To gain "Recreational Access to/from and Use of Public Waters Over Private Streambeds and Livestock Control/Property Management"
CLARIFY, EXPAND AND CONSTRUCT.
The goal is to clarify
the existing (or make new) access, use, livestock control and property management laws, expand
the existing CDOW Walk In Access program to include fishing and construct
footbridge and boat slide improvements that form a common ground solution for Colorado, in general, and, specifically, the Lake Fork, so that All Win
To effect change:
1) Write your local Colorado state legislators asking them to enact legislation,
2) Contact local landowners asking them to cooperate and participate in a Walk In Access program,
3) Contact, join and ask ColoradoWhitewater.org how they may cover you in Right to Use cases, along with their other benefits,
4) Form an Initiative to amend the Colorado State Constitution and/or
5) Test the harassment, trespass and navigability, etc, in court by floating.
Before you do, though,
A) Call and confirm (or ask CWWA to do it, if a member), prior to floating or walking, whether your county sheriff department and/or District Attorney will enforce or prosecute harassment, trespass and navigability, etc, and/or