Accountability for Sara & Sam Schwerin violating Federal Law in Bob Marshall Wilderness

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Daniel Kong
Dec 23, 2020
Wealthy people shouldn't be able to break the law with no consequence. Protect our wild places.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Melissa Dwello
Oct 4, 2020
Laws are made for everyone the same, not based on the balance of your bank account. They broke the law and need the be held accountable!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Brooks Campbell
1 year ago
A $500 fine is not sufficient enough of a fine for this violation.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Breana Michlig
1 year ago
It was completely wrong what took place and they totally knew what they were doing when they landed there. Apparently they’re better than the rest of us and the rules don’t apply to them. That was a slap on the wrist and super disappointing. So many others have had way worse repercussions for lesser actions. Disgusting, so thankful for the people that caught them in the act, otherwise they’d do it again.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Kathie Sammons
1 year ago
They need to be held accountable. The fact the comment was made ‘you have my tail number’ they figured they wouldn’t have to answer for breaking the law!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Stephanie Trollope
1 year ago
They only received a $500 fine! Ridiculous! Pocket change to them! They knowingly broke the law! Entitled idiots!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Adrian Fielder
1 year ago
No one is above the law...

Thanks for adding your voice.

Holly Rainey
1 year ago
I sign because I love this land. I’m a 5th generation Montana outdoors person. My grandfather was in the Conservation Service once he returned from the war, finished his degree at MSU, and was hired out of the Stanford office. ‘The Bob’ was part of his territory for awhile. I read letters between he & other conservation service agents talking about the wonder of the wildlife & rugged beauty that is The Bob Marshal. These men loved this land, they fought many a battle to keep this land what it is today—for all of us to enjoy and keep one blessed little piece of MT wild. Our wonderful state, and my hometown of Bozeman has been especially hit hard by this very kind of attitude. This is NOT the attitude of Montanans. We do not take for ourselves without regard to the next person. These are NOT the values I was raised with. My grandfather would just shake his head in disappointment. What’s worse is Sam’s arrogant response to the horsemen, who were using the area as it should be used. This couple’s arrogance and complete disregard for Montana’s good people & an incredibly precious resource such as this, should be punished. This is entitlement at it’s finest. Sadly for Bozemanites, we are becoming like frogs in the pot, and we are becoming used to this kind of thing happening all around us in the Gallatin Valley, and the attitude is becoming very usual. But the rest of Montana sees this more clearly for exactly what it is; blatant disregard for us, the citizens of this state, and for our precious resources. Please, hold them accountable for taking in a dishonest way what isn’t for the taking, and for their expecting special treatment because of their privilege. The arrogant attitude needs to be taken into account. They need to be banned from such a special place as ‘The Bob’ is. Enough is enough. Poachers licenses are taken away for breaking the rules. They were poaching and it is clear that action must be taken. Our daughter and her 4 H pack horse group have made multiple trips to the Bob. What kind of example are we setting for our young future caretakers of this land if appropriate action isn’t taken and punishment given for such entitled behavior as this? Please do the right thing by all of us regular, every day Montanans who follow the rules because we love the land every bit as much as we love ourselves and who act accordingly.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Noreen Sheahan
1 year ago
Criminals, despite their white privilege, should be prosecuted!

Thanks for adding your voice.

George Levings
1 year ago
we aren't being treated as the Constitution states!!!!!