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Title: Appeals court decides against timber companies in the Methow Valley
Post by: Blacktail Sniper on July 30, 2021, 09:36:20 PM
Did not see anything on this, sorry if it is a duplicate:

https://methowvalleynews.com/2021/07/28/state-appeals-court-declares-french-creek-road-to-be-public/?fbclid=IwAR0hj5uhM1tsmAPNEt5I_wQ6-0KQ8CFGFUpqbC2b1kucRSSNdJibkD8fwDM
Title: Re: Appeals court decides against timber companies in the Methow Valley
Post by: X-Force on July 30, 2021, 10:02:59 PM
I think a proper headline for this thread would be “Judge rules Gamble does not own public roadway”

Very good ruling for public access and forest management. I’ve turned around at Gambles big signs a bunch of time wonders why…
Title: Re: Appeals court decides against timber companies in the Methow Valley
Post by: Ghost Hunter on July 31, 2021, 05:35:29 AM
Tagging for future reference.
Title: Re: Appeals court decides against timber companies in the Methow Valley
Post by: fireweed on August 01, 2021, 04:11:05 PM
This could be a big deal for public access.  There are countless public roads that were established by custom and law back in the day that now private interests say are private.  People forget how a road becomes a road. As more and more county and state records are digitized, anyone can check out the gated and posted "private road" near them.  I have.  One next to me was established by petition as a county road in the late 1880s' and is one of the oldest public roads in the area.  It has never been vacated.  Weyerhaeuser has it gated but every time they try to post it, the signs get torn down.

The difference between the Methow road in the article and many other roads is that there were people willing to fight for it.  That's what is rare in Washington.
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