Exemplifying the bad odor today of national conservation
areas is the King Range NCA, in Northern California. Since 1970 the federal government has
systematically forced off the land nearly every private property owner, some whose
families had been there for five generations. At the same time,
enviro-radicalsincorporated as the Big Flat Conservation Trustwere allowed to
covertly take over and renovate for their own private use the large complex of buildings
below. Deep Ecology ideologue and sometime Earth First! fundraiser William Devall is
listed on county records as owner of the land, which was purchased in 1990well after
the 1970 federally mandated rebuilding end-date.
|A. Large building
in the foreground is a communal cooking building, boasting a wood-fueled cooking stove.
B. Close-up of wood-heated hot tub.
C. Front of main lodge, looking out directly
onto private ocean-front and black sand beaches on the King Ranges famed Lost Coast.
D. Not shown: Private beach-front air strip.