New Mexico ranchers fear Democrat monument expansions ‘aimed at pushing them from the land’

But ranchers from some rural communities fear the new designations will amount to another layer of bureaucracy aimed at pushing them from the land. Their concerns mark just the latest battle over public lands in the West, where the federal government already controls millions of acres. Santa Fe New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation […]

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Feds order destruction of wolf elk kill data because helicopters were used

Their stated goal was to learn why the elk population there has declined “related to excessive predation following federal reintroduction of wolves into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in the mid-1990s.” Idaho has a game management plan calling for the removal of 60 percent of the wolf population in the River of No Return area to boost elk […]

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