U.S. Forest Service has invited Keith Wills
of Gilmer, Texas to Washington D. C. to represent recreational users in the rewrite of USFS rules and regulations to be introduced next year.
On Sept. 22 he
will be sitting across the table from many of the USFS representatives as he
hopes to introduce better ways for the public to enjoy more recreational freedoms on their lands."I hope that the plan I have put together will show them our interest in caring for our Public Lands and protecting them, yet still have the ability to allow taxpayer use of these lands for recreation."Wills
said that for five years he
has been fighting with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. in an effort to open up more freedom in recreational use of the lands they govern.In 2000 he
had a bill introduced in the Legislature to modify TP&WD regulations and it passed the Senate.But it was refused a reading by the House recreational committee, he
The long-time activist said he
would keep trying.In March of 1989, Wills
was successful in creating the first "national policy" with the Army Corps of Engineers for recreational use of the lands they control.In 2000, he
again revisited the Corps of Engineers in Washington D. C. to help modify problems found within the national policy they had created in 1989.Wills has been the owner and operator of East Texas Metal Detectors in Gilmer since 1982.
Most of his
business is in repair of metal detectors, and much of his
business comes from other states and countries.
28-29-Texas Treasure Show, sponsored by the Texas Council of Treasure Clubs, Inc.
, www.texascouncil.com, email Keith Wills
firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 843-5555.