Category Archives: Public Lands

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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…

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Welcome to the New Normal — a Land of Labels, Distortions, and Misinformation — Seven Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About, Starting with No. 1 — by Todd Macfarlane

Seven Truths about What is Going on in the American West that No One in the Government or Mainstream Media Want to Acknowledge or Talk About – Starting with Reality…

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Ranching in the Spotlight — What Most People Don’t Know — the Growing Disconnect

  According to Oregon rancher, Keith Nantz, here’s what most people don’t understand: The Obama Administration has pushed the Western ranching industry to the brink. The Ammon Bundy-led seizure of…

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The Ugly Underbelly of National Monument/Park Designations and “Conservation Tourism”

  Why Little Western Towns Don’t Want to Become ‘Another Moab’ Despite its tourist boom, the town that mining, parks, and mountain biking built is straining to get by.  — by…

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Another Side: Katie Fite Goes After “Public Lands” Ranchers — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

  According to Katie Fite, a well-known environmental activist often aligned with Jon Marvel and Western Watersheds, Timber Oligarchs Transform Into Beef Barons in Harney County and the Oregon High Desert….

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Point of Agreement: the Federal Government is Missing the Mark — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — by Todd Macfarlane

More Realities: There seems to be little agreement about all the reasons WHY the Federal Government should NOT be managing such massive amounts of land and resources in the West,…

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Fact & Fiction about Support for Bears Ears

According to a recent Op/Ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, new poll shows that the majority of Utahns oppose the president naming Bears Ears region as a new national monument. Coincidence…