This personal message from Our Land, Our Voice, and the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition:  Visit Friends: My great-grandfather came to Malheur County from the Basque Country when he was 12 years old. He later bought a ranch in Arock to raise sheep and eventually his family. Today, my wife,Continue Reading

The national head of the Bureau of Land Management testified Wednesday before a congressional committee in Washington, DC, that his agency could not support a massive public lands bill for Utah because of how it handles energy development on federal lands and its multiple land trades. Neil Kornze said before aContinue Reading

According to a recent Op/Ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, new poll shows that the majority of Utahns oppose the president naming Bears Ears region as a new national monument. Coincidence that this statement rings opposite as the statement published in the Salt Lake Tribune on August 11? The new surveyContinue Reading

  Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency based on declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their communities for decades, following designation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  The drop in students — nearly 300 in the last 18Continue Reading

The recent  Hammond Case in Oregon has stirred a great deal of outrage and disbelief, but it is just the latest drop in the bucket in a long trail of abuses by the Federal Government, Department of Interior, BLM and Forest Service, with respect to their management of public landsContinue Reading

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 highest level of land preservation afforded by U.S. law. Just weeks ago, similar situations existed for lands in Idaho andContinue Reading