Utah takes steps to advance local stewardship of lands within the state

Public land ranchers won’t have to worry about their grazing fees skyrocketing or their allotments being sold to developers — if and when Utah gains title to millions of public acres from the U.S. government. Brian Maffly Salt Lake Tribune Prepping to gain control of thousands of acres of public land, Utah lawmakers create ‘Department of Land Management’ Public land […]

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Environmentalist Navajo calls opponents of Bears Ears takeover “Tame Indians”

A recent survey confirms the fact that an overwhelming percentage of locals and Native tribes residing in San Juan County want Bears Ears rescinded, and outspoken and well-funded environmentalist special interests, including Dine Bikeyah, are terrified that their pet project could soon be history. As a result, it appears that the racism within the Bears Ears environmentalist community is surfacing. by Marjorie Haun Kenneth Maryboy, a director of […]

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Utah leaders issue resolution to undo decades of federal monuments injustices

“When Democratic Presidents exit, Utah has become the ATM for paybacks to special interest groups.”  Utah State Representative Greg Hughes “The Tsunami wave of government regulations is taking the family ranch (or farm) out of production.  Those waves have decimated a community.”  Sterling Brown Janet Wilcox On Jan. 26, 2017 the Utah House Rules Committee passed both resolution, H.C.R. 11 urging […]

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Movement to rescind federal monuments takeovers ignites in Utah legislature

Noel believes the appropriate size of the monument should be no more than 500,000 acres and that multiple laws exist on the books to protect Native American artifacts and paleontological resources. Critics such as Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock rejected assertions that public land protections like national parks or monuments yield dollars for surrounding communities. At the monument’s creation, he […]

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Will Bears Ears go the way of Grand Staircase/Escalante, or can it be reversed

President-elect Trump has agreed to look into reversing the Bears Ears National Monument designation, all or in part, and he has the authority to do so. But if this Obama land-grab–one of many comprising tens of millions of acres of land–holds, the ensuing economic, social, and human costs will leave San Juan County and its diverse population in ruins. Video produced by The County […]

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Could Utah’s Mike Noel purge BLM of its bureaucratic rot

The lands upon which Noel’s constituents live and work have been the target of broad and destructive federal land seizures, including Clinton’s 1.7 million acre Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. Mike Noel is the State Representative from Utah’s largest geographic district, 73, which occupies a vast section of the state along Arizona’s northern border. The lands upon which Noel’s constituents live and work have […]

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