My question involves an easement in the state of: Oregon
Currently the US Forest Service is attempting to close thousands of miles of roads throughout the Northwest through a "travel management" process as well as implement a "closed forest system" to any off road travel.
I would like to know if a member of the public can make a claim of a Prescriptive Easement based around their historic use of the roads and needed motorized access to gather firewood and food sources from public lands?
My family has lived in the mountains of Northeastern Oregon for the last 94 years and subsisted off these lands. We are now being told that we can not travel down roads that we have historically traveled which directly negates our ability to access public lands.
Does it seem like to far of a stretch to make a Prescriptive Easement claim?