Category Archives: Land Use News

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Biased Media Fear-mongering Ramps-up to Full Swing

According to “Retired” Oregonian Reporter Les Zaitz, “Ammon Bundy verdict puts federal land agencies on alert.” Note: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, here at RANGEFIRE! we…

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Other Side: High Country News & Kieran Suckling Spread Fear & Panic over OST Verdict

  According to High Country News Editor, Tay Wiles, “Many critics of the occupation fear the verdict will embolden people in Western states who dislike the federal government to use…

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Breaking Developments in the Oregon Standoff Trial

  Scroll-down for Previous Developments. Friday, October 28, 2016: Juror #4 Issues a Statement via The Oregonian/OregonLIve:  Government Failed to Meet Its Burden of Proof.   “It should be known…

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Legal Tools for Federal Grazing Allotment Owners & Operators — in a Nutshell

In addition to dispelling popular misconceptions we’re offering a nutshell overview of legal tools for western ranchers with federal grazing allotments.   DISPELLING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING “GRAZING FEES” UNDERSTANDING PRIOR…

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The Heart of the Issue: The Fight Over Public Lands

Listen to the OPB Podcast:  The Heart of the Issue — Public Lands. Note: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, here at RANGEFIRE! we have no interest…

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What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 3

The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving rangeland disputes in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner. These obstacles have important effects on the…

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What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 2

Grazing rights are inherently tenuous because agencies continually reallocate rangeland resources and adjust -so-called grazing privileges to meet changing political conditions. Moreover, without the right to acquire grazing permits for…

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What to Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 1

In January 2016, an armed militia group seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Their goal: to protest federal control over western rangelands. It’s the latest…

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Environmental Preservationists Impossible to Please — Want it All

  Old damage to trout habitat is being fixed by dedicated land-and-water stewards, but seldom is heard an encouraging word from so-called “Environmentalists.” Green Ranching Article Reposted from Fly Rod &…

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The Other Side of the Story — Bumping Protester Numbers in North Dakota — by Trent Loos

Apparently I misunderstood the U.S. Constitution when I read the 1st Amendment. I didn’t realize it only applied to those chosen by the Federal Government. The First Amendment guarantees freedoms…