Category Archives: Land Use News

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Throwing Dollars Into the Wind — Great Description of BLM’s Wild Horse “Programme”

The BLM’s wild horse program, mandated by congress, is so dreadful it has even gotten the attention of British media.  According The Economist, the BLM’s wild horse programme is the…

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BLM’s Wild Horse “Program” is a Major Failure & Losing Battle

  The BLM’s Wild Horse Program has been a very expensive working disaster for years. In  purported joint venture between the BLM and Madeleine Pickens, “Mustang Monument,” and expensive eco-sanctuary…

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Other Approaches — Carnivores, Not Condos — Working Ranches Key to Wildlife Access

  According to Western Confluence, working ranches provide key wildlife passages between two protected ecosystems. Working Ranches are the foundation.   On his ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, Rick Sandru…

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Ranching in the Spotlight — What Most People Don’t Know — the Growing Disconnect

  According to Oregon rancher, Keith Nantz, here’s what most people don’t understand: The Obama Administration has pushed the Western ranching industry to the brink. The Ammon Bundy-led seizure of…

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Another Side: Katie Fite Goes After “Public Lands” Ranchers — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

  According to Katie Fite, a well-known environmental activist often aligned with Jon Marvel and Western Watersheds, Timber Oligarchs Transform Into Beef Barons in Harney County and the Oregon High Desert….

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Point of Agreement: the Federal Government is Missing the Mark — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — by Todd Macfarlane

More Realities: There seems to be little agreement about all the reasons WHY the Federal Government should NOT be managing such massive amounts of land and resources in the West,…

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Oregon Attorney Weighs in on Adverse Possession Claim

According to Oregon Attorney, Mike Arnold (former Ammon Bundy attorney) Adverse Possession is Available Against Department of Interior in Limited Circumstances Remember when Judge Jones said to the Bundys that…

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Where is a Real Environmentalist When You Need One? — by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine

Choices have been made along the Verde River in Arizona — Read the Whole Story here >>>  Real Environmentalist RA 8.2016 (1) — Words and Images by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine,…

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The Dann Sisters, and the Western Shoshone in Nevada — How Much Do You Know About Them?

  According to this New York Times article in 2002, the Dann sisters of the Western Shoshone Tribe in Crescent Valley, Nevada, are rough, elderly, hidebound ranchers who live without…

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The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About: Numbers 5 & 6

Note:  This is the third part of a multi-part series about Seven Realities in the West that the Federal Government and the Mainstream Media don’t seem to want to acknowledge…