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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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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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