Category Archives: Land Use News

The Oregon Standoff in a Nutshell — From My Perspective — by Todd Macfarlane

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s something going on in Burns, Oregon. Most people who might have occasion to read the Pahvant Post probably already know that because we have…

What Do You Know About Sugar Pine Mine? — More Back Story on What is Going on in Oregon — by James Pogue

Editor’s Note:  It seems that most people, especially outside Oregon, know little about what is going on in Harney County, let alone all the back stories.  Certainly the biggest back…

SENATOR THOMAS HART BENTON — What Do You Know About Him? — by Ken Ivory

“[T]he federal government…became the  monopolizer of vacant lands in the West: and this monopoly, like all monopolies, resulted in hardships to those upon whom it acted.” Which famous U.S. senator…

BUNDY II? — Additional, Recent Developments in the Hammond Rancher Case in Oregon — Guest Editorial — by Rachel Alexander

Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters — by Rachel Alexander Make a mistake on federal land, even when you have permission, and you…

Federal Overreach and the Water Rights Protection Act — HR 3189 — by TJ Lovato

  One would ask why the Federal Government is doing such things. However, lets not ask why for the moment and just address the fact that they are. In recent…

What Do You Know About the Federal Overreach and Abuse Occurring in the Hammond Family Ranching Case in Central Oregon?

According to the Western Livestock Journal, Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond are going back to prison for two range fires they started years ago on their private land that…

Western Freedom Festival — Cedar City, Utah, Friday, October 23, 2015

Several Utah elected officials have joined forces to organize an event to honor, pay respect, and pledge continued support to preserve western culture, lifestyle, heritage, family values and freedom. The…

Public Lands Initiative in the Works — Contrasting Recent Experiences

SALT LAKE CITY — Public lands in eastern Utah are at a crossroads. Ahead lies a field of options that range from oil and gas development to wilderness designation, the…

THE PUBLIC LANDS DEBATE CONTINUES — What To Do About Our Languishing Public Lands

  In 2012, an excellent article by Robert H. Nelson was published by Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. This article clearly sets forth the predicament…

“Coordination Clause” is Becoming the Weapon of Choice in Fighting Federal Land Use Restrictions

According to the High Country News an obscure provision in two environmental laws is the weapon of choice in a bureaucratic Sagebrush Rebellion.   Suzy Foss became a Ravalli County,…