Tag Archives: Ranching


Start of a Rural Revolution? — The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016 — by Fred Kelly Grant

  In one of the most insightful comments on election night, Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet the Press pointed out that rural Americans had won this race, the people who…


Legal Tools for Federal Grazing Allotment Owners & Operators — in a Nutshell

In addition to dispelling popular misconceptions we’re offering a nutshell overview of legal tools for western ranchers with federal grazing allotments.   DISPELLING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING “GRAZING FEES” UNDERSTANDING PRIOR…


What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 3

The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving rangeland disputes in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner. These obstacles have important effects on the…


What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 2

Grazing rights are inherently tenuous because agencies continually reallocate rangeland resources and adjust -so-called grazing privileges to meet changing political conditions. Moreover, without the right to acquire grazing permits for…


Range War Continues in the West– Let’s Review a Little Recent History

  THE ENVIRONMENTAL GORILLAS — according to Robert Brooke, New York Times, September 20, 1998, less than 20 years ago it was the radical environmentalists who were shooting cows, cutting…

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Other Approaches — Carnivores, Not Condos — Working Ranches Key to Wildlife Access

  According to Western Confluence, working ranches provide key wildlife passages between two protected ecosystems. Working Ranches are the foundation.   On his ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, Rick Sandru…

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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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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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RANGEFIRE! and FREE RANGE REPORT Join RANGE magazine to ADDRESS ISSUES FACING THE WEST and Help Spread America’s Cowboy Spirit Beyond the Outback

  RANGE magazine has been raising a fuss and a ruckus in favor of ranchers for over 25 years.  Part of RANGE’s mission is to Address Issues Facing the West, and…

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Where is a Real Environmentalist When You Need One? — by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine

Choices have been made along the Verde River in Arizona — Read the Whole Story here >>>  Real Environmentalist RA 8.2016 (1) — Words and Images by Dan Dagget / RANGE magazine,…