Category Archives: Public Lands

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

The past few years have been very eventful on the Western “public lands” front.  I put quotation marks around the term/phrase “Public Lands” because according to my evolving understanding, the…

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A Refresher — The Bunkerville Protest Revisited — Connecting the Dots on the Bundy Standoff

  As the “Bundy” trials in Las Vegas are quickly approaching, we’re re-posting this article as a refresher about the original Bundy Standoff.  The primary substantive content of this article…

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Owyhee Ranchers Still on Pins & Needles About what Obama Might Do Before Leaving Office — Especially After Bears Ears and Gold Butte

This personal message from Our Land, Our Voice, and the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition:  Visit http://ourlandourvoice.com/ Friends: My great-grandfather came to Malheur County from the Basque Country when he was…

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Bears Ears Debate Reaches Fever Pitch

  In the week before Christmas, the Bears Ears Monument debate has reached feaver pitch.  Many are concerned that President Obama will ignore congress, ignore local sentiments, and create one…

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The Bundy Ranch Story — a Video Series — as told by Ammon Bundy

  The Bundy Ranch Story — Part 1 — a Government Gone Rogue   The Bundy Ranch Story — Part 2 — Liberty’s Sacrifice   The Bundy Story — Part…

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Grassroots Movement(s) in Southeastern Utah Defy Obama Monuments Agenda

The proposal to make Bears Ears a national monument has created divisions throughout the state of Utah. But in San Juan County, residents of all backgrounds are taking a stand…

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OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL IN A NUTSHELL, WRAP-UP & Final Developments

  Sizing-up the the Oregon Standoff Trial from start to finish, in a Nutshell, including all six rings of the six-ring circus, as well as Major Takeaways.   Thursday, October…

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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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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…