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 on the Western “public lands” front.  I put quotation marks around the term/phrase “Public Lands” because according to my evolvingContinue Reading

 Is the Former U.S. Attorney for Oregon at The Heart of The Hammond Family Problem? — from The Last Refuge   We tried to share the whole Hammond Story, but apparently there’s even more. At this point, the media are focused on the “Bundy Militia” angle to the standoff in BurnsContinue Reading

Full Story on What’s Going on In Oregon – Militia Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…from The Last Refuge   The short summary is:  in an effort to draw attention to a ridiculous arrest of a father and son pair of Oregon Ranchers (“DwightContinue Reading

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, but there is a growing consensus that the Federal Government is either missing the mark, or has gone too far,Continue 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