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“The Great Republican Land Heist: Cliven Bundy and the politicians who want to plunder the West”
Christopher Ketcham details the rancher/Republican grab for our outdoor heritage-

Cristopher Ketcham has been writing about the Western public lands now for a couple years. He is in the mold of Bernard DeVoto who wrote the influential column, […]

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Brian Horejsi takes some wind out-

In the United States we are familiar with livestock operators in grizzly country often complaining about how they have a lot of trouble with grizzly bears.

A half century ago, the province of Alberta had many more of the great bear than the struggling American populations south of the […]

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Trial of the accused Hammond family arsonists is now underway in Pendleton, Oregon–

We have been following this amazing story since it broke two years ago. On the first day of the Pendelton, Oregon trial, young Dusty Hammond told the court how his uncle Steve […]

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Ranchers reflexively oppose moving healthy Yellowstone bison onto lands of people who welcome them-

Recently we did the story “Untrustworthy: the history of Montana cattle ranchers and Yellowstone bison.”  It pointed to George Ochenski’s chronicle of the deceit and obstructiveness by Montana ranchers toward protecting the genetics of Yellowstone bison by moving some […]

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George Ochenski tells how ranchers move the goal posts on Yellowstone bison issue-

Perhaps a hundred stories since we first wrote about the issues of the Yellowstone’s bison’s genetic purity, the seemingly pointless slaughter of Park bison that leave the Park, and many other issues, very slow progress has been made.

Bison perhaps can now […]

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Rancher ends up poisoning neighbor’s dogs instead of the intended coyotes-

This has happened many times. Rancher decides to poison coyotes, hawks, eagles, etc.  Doesn’t have a legal poison to do it, or the animal might be protected. Rancher figures a toxic herbicide, pesticide, or his or her own concoction will do the trick. Ends […]

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Great article in Demarcated Landscapes rejects the dominion of ranchers over the rest of us-

“. . . along comes this opinion piece from the Salt Lake City Tribune suggesting that if ranchers can’t make peace with the lobo, then the lobo cannot be recovered.

…in the battle between our deep-seated fears and our […]

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Wolf debate hits close to home for ranchers. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press

This story has appeared under a number of headlines, but whatever it is titled, Matthew Brown’s recent piece on wolves reveals the difficulty the public has getting information because it has to cut through cultural hysteria and bad statistics on the […]

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December 2023


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey