Category Archives: Public Lands

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…

According to Senator Mike Lee, Shooting of Unarmed Nurse Proves BLM Law Enforcement Must Go

Press release issued by Senator Mike Lee (R.Ut) on June 21 A little over a week ago, a nurse who was riding as a passenger in an off-road vehicle was…

According to Senator Mike Lee, It’s Time to Abolish Law Enforcement Authority of Federal Land Management Agencies

From Senator Mike Lee’s Website  See Also Senator Lee Goes After Forest Service & BLM Law Enforcement Authority As the primary election season in Utah heats up, a common fixture…

Senator Lee Goes After BLM & Forest Service Law Enforcement Authority

First published on ksl.com. SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service…

A Realistic Assessment of Utah’s Role in the Current “Public Lands” Debate REVISITED — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in January, 2017, we are revisiting the issue a year later, based on recent developments, as noted at the bottom. The past few years have been very eventful…