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Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. With the presence of wild horses continuing to pit animal advocates against ranchers, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is caught in the middle, on Saturday began seizing hundreds of cattle from a longtime rancher that it says are trespassing on public land in southern Nevada. The action came a day after the agency agreed to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after Iron County commissioners threatened to take matters in their own hands....

Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising
posted on: Apr 12, 2014 | author: admin

Hage Takings Case Denied Hearing by Claims...

  Story Featured on Fox News this Weekend The historic Hage v. United States takings case is finally coming to a close after 23 years in court. The award of compensation for the taking of the Hage’s water, rights-of-way and range improvements was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2012 (Appellate Court). Now it appears that the United States Court of Federal Claims (Claims Court) will not be granting the Plaintiffs a hearing to allow them to argue that only parts of the compensation claim were reversed. Plaintiffs asked for the hearing in the Claims Court to allow them to argue that the Appellate Court reversed part, but not all, of the...

Hage Takings Case Denied Hearing by Claims
posted on: Apr 12, 2014 | author: admin

North Carolina vs One Man’s Private Property...

Are government officials upset that someone can survive without them? Thirty years ago, Eustace Conway bought 100 acres in North Carolina with a vision of a self-sufficient, simpler life style. Turtle Island Preserve became his home and livelihood, with income earned by teaching eager groups self-dependence using nothing but the land and their wits. He lives simply without the need for a single government subsidy, program, or hand out. The now 1000 acre settlement is a working, educational farm, with every building and facility made from materials and often forgotten skills once utilized by our pioneering ancestors. This lost art of survival, and simple living is alluring to many in a culture that is consumed with materialism and dependence on the government....

North Carolina vs One Man’s Private Property
posted on: Jul 26, 2013 | author: admin

Temporary Victory in Round 1 for Property Rights in Kootenai County, Idaho...

“The county planners want to plan our lives and control our property, but they can’t even plan a meeting,” an angry property owner commented at the Kootenai County Planning Commission meeting at the Kootenai County Court House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Monday evening, June 17. The expressions of anger and exasperation grew as the overflow crowd of nearly 300 tried to pack into a 150-capacity room to comment on the proposed new Unified Land Use Code, a comprehensive rewrite (and vast expansion of) the county’s existing land use regulations, which were already the source of much discontent. The meeting was the first of a planned four-meeting series that was scheduled to run each evening from June 17-20, with...

Temporary Victory in Round 1 for Property Rights in Kootenai County, Idaho
posted on: Jun 26, 2013 | author: admin

Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors was the first to take action on a request to file an extension of the public comment period regarding the  proposed rules to list the the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog as an endangered species, and the proposed rule designating critical habitat. They deserve recognition for doing so. Their letter is worth reading for the additional information it contains. Here is the...

Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
posted on: Jun 16, 2013 | author: admin

Nevada to Explore Transfer of Public Lands...

Our friends at the American Lands Council have been working to promote the transfer of public lands from the federal government back to the states. Western communities are suffering as a result of this arrangement, as we have seen most recently from the Sequester’s impact.  Yesterday, Nevada became the 5th state  to explore transfer of public lands when Gov. Sandoval signed AB227 into law. Read the press release below for more details.   Read...

Nevada to Explore Transfer of Public Lands
posted on: Jun 13, 2013 | author: admin

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