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Mabee Road
Landowner /Outfitter Lock Blocks Access

Have you traveled the Mabee Road?

We need your help right now


We need your help right now…

We need your help again, but this time we're not asking for money. In the process of a court case the defendants want to know if any PLWA members have traveled the Mabee Road, just north of Roy, Montana, in Fergus County.

If you have, please contact us at membership@plwa.org or call 406-670-4623

You may also wish to include the date and what you were doing there.

Please respond as quickly as you can.

PLWA Raffle

PLWA's yearly raffle accounts for almost 15% of the money we receive to continue passionately pursuing our access fight. Thank you to all who participated in the raffle, it is greatly appreciated.

We held the drawing last week and the winners are...

1. Savage .243 Rifle - Stan Fraiser - Helena MT
2. Orvis Helios 2 Flyrod & Reel - Kathy Hadley - Deer Lodge MT
3. Simms G3 Waders - Bill Quesenberry - Boyd, MT
4. Shakespear IM6 Spinning Rod & Reel - Jay Hanson, Lewistown, MT
5. Old Timer RMEF Sheath Knife - John Thunen, Browns Valley CA
6. Six Pack of Storm Front Mallard Decoys - Don Stien, Havre MT

Public Land Water Access Association (PLWA)
by Dale Spartas, PLWA Vice President

The Public Land Water Association (PLWA) is dedicated to keeping public lands and waters public. PLWA is neither Democrat nor Republican! PLWA is not against private land owners nor private land owners rights. PLWA is not opposed or against the rich and wealthy. Many of PLWA’s biggest and best supporters are wealthy individuals and/or foundations and trusts founded and funded by wealthy families, corporations and individuals. PLWA is not against outfitters and guides, the Floating Outfitters Association of Montana (FOAM) is a supporting member, as are a number of independent outfitters and guides.

However, if access is denied to public BLM, National Forest, Montana State Land, or National Wildlife Refuge Land, be you rich, poor, Democrat or Republican, outfitter and guide, individual or corporation, PLWA is watching and will become involved. PLWA will research the situation and should the research indicate there is legal public access to said land or water, PLWA will seek an amicable solution and politely request public access to public lands be granted. If an amicable agreement cannot be reached PLWA will file suit and will win the right of access in Montana courts, in which PLWA has 100% success ratio in court .

related articles

Ruby River Stream Access Victory
( 07/01/2016 )   7/1/2016PLWA, once again, has been victorious in the battle for the public's stream access on the Ruby River, from the Seyler Lane Bridge, likely the original stagecoach route from Salt Lake City, north to Virginia City and Helena.It has been over a decade that PLWA (formerly known as PLAAI) has been involved in a lawsuit over public access to the Ruby River from Seyler Lane and the Seyler Bridge, a public prescriptive easement right-of-way in Madison County.

"Dark Money" Brought to Light
( 07/01/2016 )   The June-July, Newscasts section of Fly Fisherman reported on the recent investigation by Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, into a dark money campaign that could overturn Montana's Stream Access.Fly Fisherman recounted the Montana Growth Network's campaign contributions to District Judge Laurie McKinnon's run for our Montana Supreme Court.

public land issues

Seyler Lane Update
9/24/2015Seyler Bridge Easement - More Than Just RecreationUpdate - Kennedys attorney requested a postponement of the September 21 hearing.

Tenderfoot - Four Years and Counting
9/24/2015Tenderfoot Creek is a tributary of the Smith River, joining the Smith a mile or so north of Camp Baker.

    18 more public land issues

Mabee Road

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Articles and Information on this site represent the opinion of the writer and are not intended as legal advice. Legal counsel may be needed in dealing with specific access situations and issues.
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