Pick & Shovel Gazette digs deeper
2/22/2012 2:08 PM
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the February/March issue of the Pick & Shovel Gazette, the GPAA has decided to make this particular issue available for anyone to download.
GPAA Editor Content/Director Brad Jones said readers are enjoying the controversial, harder edge news stories in recent issue of the Pick & Shovel Gazette, especially when it comes to land rights.
“This edition, more than any other issue of the Pick & Shovel, has been extremely well read by members and non-members,” Jones said.
Click here to download Pick & Shovel Gazette February March 2012
“Because of the onslaught on environmental restrictions and abuse of power by the federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, the GPAA has no choice but to start covering the harder political issues and start asking some tough questions,” he said.
“Many of our members and readers have experienced the increasing restrictions and road closures on our public lands. They are not happy with the ever-increasing government control and, in many cases, loss of their right to access public lands,” Jones said.
“It seems as though the entire country is being run by environmental extremists and our members are speaking out against that kind of environmental fanaticism. We are seeing an increase in support from not only small-scale mining and prospecting groups, but from business, political and outdoor groups,” he said.
Some of the most popular stories in this edition include the coverage of land rights issue — UN Agenda 21, the proposed Rim of the Valley national park land grab and a story about sheriffs who have challenged the U.S. Forest service. The sheriffs say the U.S. Forest Service has overstepped the bounds of its authority.