The Dabakis Debacle — Bears Ears Debate Heats Up — Social Media and the New War on the West

Note: Much has already been written and said about the tactics, inclduing efforts to transport “outsiders” into San Juan County to stack the deck in the recent public hearings regarding the…

Western Ranching is Good for the Environment — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — Starting with Reality No. 7

Note:  This is the final part of a multi-part series about Seven Realities in the West that the Federal Government and the Mainstream Media don’t seem to want to acknowledge…

OTHER SIDE: Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself?

According to an opinion piece by Adam Sowards published in High Country News, Sometimes We Must Protect the West from Itself. NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying…

Revisiting the Jack Yantis Shooting — by Todd Macfarlane

After a lengthy nine month investigation, as reported in the Idaho Stateman, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that state and federal prosecutors have declined to prosecute Adams County…

Formation of National Grazing Allotment Owners Association

Announcing the first ever, national organization for range or grazing AllotmentOwners that is wholly run by Allotment Owners. The first ever national organization for range or grazing Allotment Owners that…

Memories of Jack Walther — by Todd Macfarlane

JACK WALTHER in a Nutshell – from My Perspective –  In the original Australian film, “Man From Snowy River,” there is a sequence of scenes that helps illustrate my relationship…

3R — Range & Resource Rights Symposium — Layton Utah

On May 20-21, 2016, Protect the Harvest and the National Federal Lands Conference sponsored a Range & Resource Rights Symposiion in Layton, Utah, emceed by Trent Loos of Loos Tails…

OTHER SIDE: According to Raw Story: “Utah Ranchers Vow to Continue Bundy War”?

According to Raw Story, “Utah ranchers vow to continue Bundy war against feds despite arrests of Oregon militants.” — THE PROBLEM IS, THAT’S NOT WHAT THE RANCHERS SAID OR DID ….

Remembering Bert Smith — by Todd Macfarlane

Our good friend Bert Smith passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2016.  Unlike my old family friend Jack Walther (who was a good friend and co-hort of Bert’s, and died…

What I Learned from the Range Rights Workshops — Riding the Range — by Redtail Rose

If you ever get the chance to sit through one of Dr. Angus McIntosh’s workshops, it’s a lot to try to absorb in one setting, and I mean a lot. …