Tag Archives: public lands

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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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Another Side: Social Media Spurred and Ultimately Doomed “Sagebrush Standoffs”? — Repost by Iwusthe Driver, Editorial Assistant

  According to Chris Zinda, what he refers as the ‘Sagebrush-Patriot standoffs’ “would have been far less likely to occur without the anarchy that is social media and the internet….

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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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Oregon Attorney Weighs in on Adverse Possession Claim

According to Oregon Attorney, Mike Arnold (former Ammon Bundy attorney) Adverse Possession is Available Against Department of Interior in Limited Circumstances Remember when Judge Jones said to the Bundys that…

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NEW PERSPECTIVES: A Changed & Humbled Phil Lyman Bares His Soul — Still Doesn’t Believe He “Trespassed”

  BLANDING — San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman had a lot of time to think in his jail cell. He said he had several epiphanies while he read “Hamilton,”…

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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…

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Ninth Circuit Reverses Hage Case

According to the Capital Press, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that held the government conspired against rancher Wayne Hage, who was an icon of the…

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Press Release from LaVoy Finicum & Malheur Occupiers

Our message is being distorted and mischaracterized.  “Reports in the media have tried to portray myself and others as gun toting militants with a death wish. Nothing could be farther…