This is a follow-up to my last comment on saving Shepody Mountain [see comments at Deborah Carr’s article at www.connectingalbertcounty.org/environment/timber-harvest-on-shepody-mountain] and the few people who are pushing for it.
These pictures are of 18 people in the Moncton Outdoor Enthusiasts walking club trespassing on my property (and it wasn't the first time they were up there). They are taking a photo shoot in front of my No Trespassing sign (while standing on red spruce seedlings I planted) which is several feet on my property (note the property line is clearly visible).
The property is clearly posted according to DNR specs. I confronted their leader and told them to go back the way they came. (This is my investment and livelihood they are destroying.) This group (past, present, and future members) are legally forbidden from coming on my property. Now, as far as saving Shepody Mtn., I'm all for it. Protect it as Class 1 so only the animals can use it.
There are many, many walking trails around. Why build more trails with taxpayer dollars who don't have any say in what affects their future and investments? The other thing is who represented the woodlot owners on the little handpicked tour [mentioned in the article in the February issue] and who gave you permission to represent us? We weren't notified of the first meeting of landowners.
As far as my land is concerned, I preserve it as much as I can by keeping ATVs, hunters and hikers off it. I replant any areas that need cutting. Deer and moose, as well as other animals, need small-growth plants to eat. Mr. Holland is supposed to be for the landowners, but the ones who want to save the mountain for their "own place to go," to quote the writer, don't own woodlots or have already flattened theirs. Who is representing all woodlot owners? To make a long story short, if all the people who think they have a right to my personal property: just as soon as they leave their personal property for the general public to use (ATVs, cars, property whatever the acres, etc. - you get the point), I will be happy to open mine up. How come other people have cables and signs up on their properties. Since we are governed by the SNB woodlot owners, was one of the handpicked members on the tour? Make public all names who were on the tour. The public has a right to know.