Despite all the media attention on the trial, many have overlooked the underlying issues that make federal lands so contentious in the first place. Nearly half of the entire western United States is controlled by federal land agencies. Shawn Regan…

Why San Juan County ranchers oppose another national monument in Bears Ears posted by Sutherland Institute Many ranchers living in the region of the Colorado Plateau depend on open range grazing to maintain their herds and family-run operations. Federal land grabs…