Category Archives: Public Lands

The Connection between Devastating Wildfires and Forest Management

First published on ksl.com. SALT LAKE CITY — After a destructive and expensive wildfire season last year, a House panel advanced a resolution urging the federal government to pursue policies…

Interior Report Clears Utah Lawmaker — Mike Noel — of Wrongdoing in Monument Reduction

SALT LAKE CITY — [According to a recent article published on ksl.com], a U.S. Department of Interior’s inspector general report released Thursday said it found no evidence former Utah legislator…

Hammond Family BLM Grazing Permits are Reinstated

  According to Drovers Journal, and other media outlets, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has restored grazing permits for the Hammond family from Oregon after losing the right to…

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Coalition forms to stop wolf introduction into Colorado

PRESS RELEASE The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition Grand Junction, CO – January 8, 2019 – The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition was recently formed by concerned sportsmen, farmers and…

Forest Service takes grazing permit from rancher who killed wolf on his allotment

Rancher’s Grazing Permit Revoked After Wolf Kill By Greg Henderson as originally published in DROVERS The U.S. Forest Service has revoked the grazing permit of New Mexico rancher Craig Thiessen….

Making of a Herd Bull — the Political Evolution of Southern Utah’s Mike Noel — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine. At conclusion of the 2018 Utah legislative session, Rep. Mike Noel, from House District 73—comprising five full rural southern Utah counties, and parts of two…

Stanton Gleave and the Piute Posse — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range Magazine.  What are the biggest keys to success?  In Stanton Gleave’s case, stubbornness and bullheadedness, sometimes referred to as patience, persistence and perseverance. Stanton Gleave presides…

Federal Bait and Switch — the Long Trail of Abuses — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that…

Finally — President Trump Pardons the Hammonds

President Trump signed full pardons on Tuesday for Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and son Steven Hammond, whose long-running dispute with the federal government ended with prison sentences for…

Unfinished Business — Constitutional Loose-ends, and How Private Property Rights Are Created on Public Lands — by Todd Macfarlane

  First published in Range magazine, Summer 2018 issue.   SEE Also The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities that Nobody Wants to Talk About.   Divisions and factions…