Tag Archives: Federal Lands

To Grow Their Movement, Bundys Pledge To Do ‘Whatever It Takes’

All of these efforts clearly show the Bundys are not going to go away just because their court case is resolved. They are actively searching for their next big protest — their next standoff if it comes to that — … Continue reading

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Chaos erupts in courtroom after Bundy brothers, other Oregon occupiers found not guilty on federal charges

The trial lasted for weeks, though jury maneuver by the judge likely paved the way for the sweeping not guilty verdicts. I am elated for being able to be the bearer of good news for a change. Ou rah! This … 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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Civil Engineer Verifies Public Lands Transfer Study

via American Lands Council Recently, I received a letter from William E. Smith, P.E., a consulting civil engineer from the state of Montana, who had been studying the recently released report, “An Analysis of A Transfer of Federal Lands to … 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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Update from the American Lands Council

There has been a lot of publicity about the report recently released by Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office and not all of it is accurate.  Opponents perpetuate the myth by trying to say that “we cannot manage our own lands … Continue reading

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In Nevada, a rancher wages a lonesome fight over land

It is worth the fight. Wayne Hage fought the FedGov over his grazing rights for nearly 20 years. (See his story in his book: Storm over Rangelands: Private Rights in Federal Lands.) Finally, after he was dead, the Hage family … Continue reading

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