Cattlemen worried Cascade-Siskiyou expansion will eradicate ranching in region

Ranchers with grazing allotments aren’t allowed to properly maintain fences, water structures and other range improvements, diminishing the land’s suitability for grazing, Skinner said. That dynamic has already been seen on the original portion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which many ranchers have left since its designation in 2000, he said. Mateusz Perkowskiu Capital Press Cattle groups reacted with dread […]

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The legal basis for why Western ranchers own and do not rent their allotments

From Preference Rights to Grazing Allotments: Why Ranchers Own their Allotments By Angus McIntosh PhD Director Natural Resource Law & Policy Research Land and Water USA Foundation There are a lot of US Supreme Court decisions on the subject of “pioneer rights”, or settlers’ rights of “possession” or “occupancy” and “use”. The case that specifically refers to “pioneer rights” is […]

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Movement gains traction to pardon Oregon ranchers

The official petition was posted on the We the People website Saturday. It has until December 19 to get 100,000 digital signatures to guarantee an official response from the White House. Trump urged to pardon Oregon ranchers who sparked Malheur standoff Supporters of the father and son ranchers whose case led to a protracted armed standoff earlier this year have started a petition on the […]

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Colorado Ranchers use solar power to pump water for livestock

Moffat County ranchers tap the sun to deliver water to animals Solar-powered water systems let livestock drink more easily and take pressure off ponds and streams The streaming mid-July sunshine seemed to illustrate Vance Fulton’s point about the effectiveness of solar energy in Northwest Colorado. Fulton, an engineering technician with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, described the way solar energy provides […]

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BLM fails to provide solutions to wild horse disaster it created

“An increased wild horse and burro population wouldn’t be a bad thing, except that the out of control population growth is destroying the health of our rangeland, which harms these beautiful animals.” In recent years, we’ve seen the wild horse and burro population skyrocket – It’s estimated that there are now 49,000 roaming in the western states. In addition, there […]

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