"Broken Windows Theory" comes from the metaphor used to
describe this concept: That if a window is broken and left unrepaired,
then people walking by will assume that no one cares, no one is
in charge. It sends a signal to others encouraging anti-social behavior,
vandalism, greater crime. This theory states that the little things
In Montana this
"Broken Window Theory" is evident in the growing illegal
takings of our public & wildlife access by private interests.
When one private
landowner illegally blocks off wildlife access or a public access
road or public lands/waters, placing fences, gates, locks and NO
TRESPASSING signs, and gets away with it, it sends a signal to others
that "no one cares", you can steal the Public's Access,
with no penalties for Trespassing against the Public Trust.
and groups are working on acquiring new access, which is awesome.
But this is access that we already have.
As I see it, the only
way to combat this privatizing epidemic is to show you care!
the trespass damage by actively taking
back our stolen Public Access!
Send the message
that we are watching, we are documenting and we will take action
- We have Public Property Rights!
With nearly 2 million
acres of public lands inaccessible in Montana (more than any other
western state), don't you think it's time to do something more about
it, something radical to take back what has been illegally stolen,
turn the tide?
It is time to systematically
restore our Public Access for Future Generations!