Tag Archives: property rights

Unfinished Business — Constitutional Loose-ends, and How Private Property Rights Are Created on Public Lands — by Todd Macfarlane

  First published in Range magazine, Summer 2018 issue.   SEE Also The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities that Nobody Wants to Talk About.   Divisions and factions…

Beware of Buzzwords — by T.J. Lovato

  It’s a county election year here in Millard County and it’s interesting to sit back and watch as all the popular buzzwords come out of the woodwork. The primary…

The Current Status of Property Rights in Millard County – the Struggle Continues

(First published in February 2017 — The saga/struggle continues.  SEE Due Process & Equal Protection in Millard County — a Case Study) Among other things, basic property rights are a…

WHO is TODD MACFARLANE? — What’s His Story? — the WHOLE STORY?

Starting at the top, Todd Macfarlane is a rancher, writer, entrepreneur, property/natural resource attorney, and property rights advocate. More importantly, he is also a husband, father, and grandfather.  He has…

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

First published in January, 2017, we are revisiting the issue a year later, based on recent developments, as noted at the bottom. The past few years have been very eventful…

Due Process & Just Compensation for the “Taking” of Property Rights

  San Bernardino County could pay $48 million for the property of one of the few remaining Chino dairy farmers after the family complained in a lawsuit that most of…

Southeast Oregon Range Rights Workshop Tour — Riding the Range — by Redtail Rose

  Somehow I lucked into being able to tag along with Dr. Angus McIntosh and Todd Macfarlane on their four stop Western Rangelands Property Rights  workshop tour through three counties…

The Property Rights Dilemma — a Case Study — by Todd Macfarlane

  NOTE:  At the suggestion of my good friend Tim Smith, I have taken the previous article about recent activity and discussions in Millard County, which serve as good case…

Are PLC and Its Attorneys Part of the Swamp that Needs to be Drained? — by Todd Macfarlane

I have been sitting back waiting for the dust to settle a little bit in the recent dust-up between the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the Range Allotment Owners Association…

Missing Elements in the Western Land Use Discussion — Op/Ed — by Tim K. Smith

  The western land use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For…