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Congress works to expand public lands access for hunting, fishing, outdoor shooting

September 26, 2017 1

Part of the effort to expand access to public lands is reforming the Equal Access to Justice Act, which is addressed in the current legislation. The Equal Access to Justice Act has been widely abused in recent years by radical…

Conservation efforts need more private property rights, less politics

September 12, 2017 0

"...embracing private property rights, as free market environmentalists have long advocated, can provide real, permanent conservation. Buying sensitive habitats, procuring conservation easements and giving landowners financial incentives to be better stewards insulate conservation from shifting political winds. It also encourages…

Science confirms fuels reduction policies needed to stem wildfires

September 11, 2017 0

Across the country, particularly in the west, national forests have millions of dead and dying trees. Growth and mortality rates far outpace fuels reduction and timber harvesting. Forests have become unnaturally dense and overgrown, and insect epidemics have laid waste…

House Resources Committee hears bills furthering state control of energy development

September 8, 2017 0

The states examined in this study earn an average of $14.51 for every dollar spent on state trust land management. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management generate only 73 cents in return for every dollar spent on…


Federal court rebukes enviro claim that grazing harms bull trout

October 11, 2017 0

Declining populations of threatened bull trout along two rivers in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest were not caused by grazing authorizations, a federal judge has ruled. Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press Judge: Grazing not to blame for bull trout decline. Environmentalists have…

Ranchers call out feds for ignoring concerns about mandatory ID program

October 4, 2017 0

...R-CALF USA claims there was no such consensus by commenters and, in fact, many if not most commenters were adamantly opposed to both the proposal to add younger cattle as well as to require electronic ear tags. Tri-state Livestock News…

Sage grouse need ranchers for survival, not more regulations

October 3, 2017 1

Private landowners are key to sage-grouse conservation because they own almost all of the wetland habitat the species depends on, and they are by far the largest number of grouse conservationists. If the goal is sage-grouse conservation, alienating ranchers and…

Book reveals roots, early history of Bundy family

October 1, 2017 2

It is important to note that Far from Cactus Flat is not a novel. It is not fiction.  It is a true, historical account, written in such a way that weaves together the loose strands of many important and compelling…

Land Disputes

Lawmakers from federally-oppressed West behind Antiquities Act reform bills

October 12, 2017 1

With the political clout of globalist corporations and radical green groups behind such abusive land grab proposals, recent administrations--Clinton and Obama in particular--have used the Antiquities Act to turn multiple-use lands into vast outdoor museums. by Marjorie Haun Inspired to…

Without reforms, Antiquities Act poses a threat to constitutional government

October 12, 2017 1

Any honest reading reveals that it was created to protect “landmarks,” “structures,” and “objects” – not vast swaths of land. Compare the language of the law and the historically obvious intent of the Congress that passed it – at the…

Antiquities Act weakens rural communities by robbing them of lands

October 6, 2017 0

“What is needed is wholesale reform of the Antiquities Act, to return its monumental power back to where it belongs: To the people who reside closest to the proposed monuments.” Tim Pearce Daily Caller GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah…

Disgraced BLM agent Dan Love to be asked about shredding documents in Bunkerville hearing

October 5, 2017 0

Daniel Love was found to have violated federal ethics rules by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). However, it was his testimony to the Grand Jury that was the driving factor for the indictments against the Bunkerville defendants. Shari Dovale Redoubt…