Category Archives: Public Lands

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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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WHY? — a Perpetual Question in the War on the West

  Because, in the minds of many, the right amount of public lands grazing is NO GRAZING, the Federal Government seeks to put the last rancher in Clark County (Cliven…

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ONGOING: OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL — PART 1, THE PROSECUTION CASE

  RANGEFIRE! is your source for “live” commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial. At RANGEFIRE! we recognize that there are multiple sides to every story. For contrasting MSM…

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RANGE magazine Receives Fourth Consecutive Freedom of the Press Award

The Nevada Press Association recognized journalistic excellence on September 24 during its annual convention in Mesquite and conveyed major awards upon RANGE magazine. RANGE received 13 awards: seven first places,…

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Other Side: Bundy Convictions a “Must”? — Environmentalists Desperate for Convictions

According to Energy & Environment Publishing’s Greenwire News, the trial of leaders of the armed standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge represents a make-or-break moment in efforts to quash the anti-public-lands…

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Range War Continues in the West– Let’s Review a Little Recent History

  THE ENVIRONMENTAL GORILLAS — according to Robert Brooke, New York Times, September 20, 1998, less than 20 years ago it was the radical environmentalists who were shooting cows, cutting…