Category Archives: Public Lands

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The BLM & Bunkerville in a Nutshell — Short Video Explanation

  The Bunkerville Standoff has come up in the Oregon Standoff Trial. For a short, nutshell video explanation of Bunkerville and underlying issues with the BLM, this is a good…

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Experts Weigh-in on MNWR Title and Jurisdiction Issues

  Federal Land Settlement Policy in The Western United States With Emphasis on Federal Acquisition and Disposal of Land in The Malheur Lake Area of Harney County, Oregon Angus P McIntosh, PhD, Director…

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Politicians & Public Officials Debate “Public Lands Initiative”

The national head of the Bureau of Land Management testified Wednesday before a congressional committee in Washington, DC, that his agency could not support a massive public lands bill for Utah…

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Oregon Standoff Trial — Serious Questions of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

For “live” regular commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial, follow this LINK. Over the course of the last few days, one of the most fundamental issues in the…

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Revisiting Recapture Canyon ATV Restrictions

  The debate over motorized use in Recapture Canyon reached a critical milestone Friday, one that the Bureau of Land Management hopes will pave a resolution to one of Utah’s…

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Wild Horse Advocates are Freaking Out — BLM Wildhorse Advisory Board Allegedly Votes to Euthanize All “Wild” Horses in Captivity

According to Wild Hoofbeats, Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has allegedly just voted in favor of killing all the wild horses currently in short term…

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Another Side: from CWP’s Perspective, at the Start of the Oregon Standoff Trial

According to the so-called Center for Western Priorities, “the long-awaited trial for Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, and six other militants who led the 40-day armed occupation of the Malheur National…

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Are Sage Grouse Being Used as ScapeGoat to Reduce Grazing in the West?

  Feds to restrict grazing, other activities on public lands to save sage grouse in the West, by Dan Elliot, as published by L.A. Times “These plans, written as if the sage…

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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…