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WATCH: Catastrophic Wildfires, Who’s Really to Blame?

…most federal agencies are very aware that there is unhealthy forests, and grasslands that are prone to catastrophic fires. The problem is we have a group of environment organizations that have learned to make money by suing the federal government. … Continue reading

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Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?

 Prior to the adoption of the 1787 Constitution, there were few provisions in law that allowed for direct federal control of lands within states. The new constitution, however, was a coup for centralizers who wished to assert more direct federal … Continue reading

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The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer

Commissioners fear states could reduce county power and remove public access. My hope would be that they turn the lands over to their rightful owners–the families who have lived on, worked and taken care of these lands for 4 or … Continue reading

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Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds

…but policy experts say that the coordination movement has a distinctly anti-federal government flavor — a Sagebrush Rebellion in bureaucratic clothing, with links to state efforts to take over federal lands. Ou rah! At least they throw us a bone … Continue reading

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State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers

 The argument for transfer is legally dubious… One word. Bullshit! Transfer to the state governments would be an improvement and a step in the right direction. But, the only ethical solution (and our ultimate goal) is to vest those lands … Continue reading

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Water Rights

I can’t emphasize enough how important a thorough understanding of water law and rights is to Western ranchers. The only way to conquer a people is to alienate them from the land. In the West, water IS the land. Without … Continue reading

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Just More Marxist Propaganda: An update on Nevada scofflaw Cliven Bundy

The rancher still has influence in some circles, and has yet to be fully reprimanded for trespass cattle and unpaid fees. Just more Marxist drivel from High Country News. Scan through the comments section attached to this article. You will … Continue reading

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Divided Lands: State vs. Federal Management in the West

At 35 pages, this is a tad long for a blog post. But, it is a well done and documented study and well worth the read. Follow the link at the bottom to continue reading. Even if you don’t live … Continue reading

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The Romance And Reality Of Federal Lands – Part 2 of 5

In the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Congress finally admitted in law what was otherwise clear in practice: federal policy is to retain ownership of existing federal lands. This, coupled with new efforts to limit or deny … Continue reading

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What Will Happen After the Dec. 31, 2014 Deadline Has Passed?

As 2014 rolls to a close, there has been a lot of attention given in the media to the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline specified in the Transfer of Public Lands Act of 2012. Opponents use it as point of mocking, … Continue reading

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