User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Grazing
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Former BLM investigator alleges vast misconduct in Bundy case 16.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In leaked document, accusations of ethics violations and unprofessionalism in Bunkerville standoff investigation.
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Trump's Assault on National Monuments, in the Name of "Jobs," Should Not Be Believed 10.12.2017 Truthout.com
In shrinking Utah's two prized national monuments Trump not only ignored the 80 percent negative comments received in the review process, he never consulted the Native American tribes whose land and heritage will be most impacted. Moreover, opening up the land to ranching, fracking and mining will not only not generate enough jobs, it will destroy existing jobs in the eco-tourism industry. Thousands of people converged on the steps of Utah's State Capital building to protest President Trump's plan to shrink protected areas across the country. Two of those areas are both in Utah -- Bears Ears and the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monuments. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) In a landmark proclamation on December 4, President Trump slashed the size of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by  85 percent and 46 percent , respectively. This, in spite of the fact that  80 percent  of commenters solicited in the review ...
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An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side 8.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Events like ‘Tour de Manure’ raise money for a California Cattlemen’s Association.
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Trump's Attack on Bears Ears Could Alter the Course of American Land Conservation 6.12.2017 Truthout.com
In July, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's re-evaluated the national monuments created by the Obama administration. That interim report pegged Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as a sure bet for alteration. The monument as designated by Obama encompasses more than 2,000 square miles long argued over by environmentalists, Native tribes and energy, ranching and development interests. The Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo: John Fowler ) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! We reported in July on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's re-evalution of the national monuments created by the Obama administration. That interim report pegged Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as a sure bet for alteration. The monument as designated by Obama encompasses more than 2,000 square miles long argued over by environmentalists, native tribes and energy, ranching and development interests. ...
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Defendants ordered released as Bundy trial continues 30.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy says he would rather stay in jail.
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Republican infighting; Bundy trial delayed; Western climate report 27.11.2017 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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Photos that trace migrations through Yellowstone 27.11.2017 Current Issue
Ungulates overcome highways, rivers and other barriers while roaming the region.
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A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape 27.11.2017 Current Issue
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
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How Ryan Bundy sees the West 20.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The Bunkerville standoff case portends a trial over federal authority in the region.
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Bundy trial delayed as the defense hammers on feds 9.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Defense wants more transparency on surveillance footage and shredded documents.
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In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture 7.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! Water in the American Southwest has never been abundant. Its availability fluctuates depending on conditions like drought and mountain snowpack that feeds streams and rivers. But  experts  predict a future of greater extremes: longer and hotter heat waves in the summer, less precipitation, decreased snowpack, and more severe and frequent droughts that will place greater stress on water users. In  New Mexico  and  Colorado , legal statutes enable an area's original water users to transfer their portions of the resource, via pipelines, to the highest bidder virtually anywhere in the state. When scarcity hits, industrial mining and agricultural operations can afford to purchase additional water while small-scale farmers and ranchers remain vulnerable; in both states, water use already exceeds availability. But for over a century, acequias -- an ancient form of community water ...
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In the Southwest, a sustainable breed of cattle 2.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The criollo cow can thrive in hot, dry conditions that are difficult for other breeds.
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Handbook to ranching; pizza-loving bears; high hopes for medical marijuana 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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Defense wants ‘domestic terrorism’ out of Bundy case 26.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Public debate over gun rights and extremism hangs over trial.
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A water-bottling plant creates a rift in Montana 26.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Opponents say a proposal is tilting Flathead Valley development toward corporate interests.
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Wild horse extremists obscure real-world solutions 24.10.2017 Writers on the Range
We need to find a fix for the unhealthy populations of feral horses on public lands.
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West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas 20.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Editor Tay Wiles unpacks how the legal dispute embodies this political moment.
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Coexistence between wolves and livestock is a delusion 19.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
When it comes to public lands, native wolves should get preference.
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A glimpse of a family in the shifting West 13.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A Montana family balances raising small children with the challenges of modern-day ranching.
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Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, collaborative study finds 12.10.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
The economically important big bluestem grass — a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle — is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.
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