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What is the 30 x 30 & More? America’s Forests Closed

The Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021, H.R. 803, also known as Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, was just passed by the House in Congress and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources by the Senate. This bill includes eight previous individual measures for public land and water protections in Arizona, Colorado, […]

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Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Unwelcome in the Gem State

Sally Jewell, former Secretary of Interior under President Obama, took the gloves off last week when she gave a speech at Boise State. According to a story by the Idaho Statesman on September 26th, Jewell proceeded to berate the Trump administration for the way they are supposedly bullying federal employees. She said that they were […]

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Why our Federal Forests are so Poorly Managed

I believe that each of our elected federal Senators and Representatives in Washington D.C. needs to have at least one qualified natural resource staffer to help them understand the problems we face in our counties and state. Idaho is a very wealthy state when it comes to natural resources but a very poor state when […]

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Don’t Let Big Government Take Control of Your County Money

Why is it that big government is always seeking more control of state and county money through various government agencies? These private corporations do nothing but create more rules and regulations that rip power out of the hands of the electorate and their county commissioners. I recently had an opportunity to read through 61 pages […]

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Governors: Traitors To The People

With the slow death of illegal Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC), the regrouping of the organizations that comprised LCCs, and new funding from foundations for continued work, the pursuit of taking land continues. The Western Governors Association (WGA) was established in 1984 and is comprised of Governors from the western half of the United States including […]

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Fallen Giant

My uncle was an engineer for the Forest Service, he helped design and build the Yankee Fork road we used to access our summer gold camp. He was a proud employee of an organization that was regaled as America’s keeper of the Forests. Throughout the 1960s the USFS provided wood products for a growing nation […]

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Government Shutdown Shows We Need to Decentralize National Parks

— Published with Permission of mises.org — The federal government is in the midst of a partial “shutdown.” Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of money flowing to a great many government departments. And even those workers who experience deferred salaries during the shutdown will almost certainly get their back pay paid in full. But as […]

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Mike Lee: BLM shooting of unarmed nurse proves federal law enforcement must go

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Unfortunately, we are dealing with a law enforcement agency that deploys SWAT teams to wrangle cows, an agency staffed by agents who maintain secret kill lists of American citizens, and an agency that offers no recourse for a terrorized public to check power when it is abused. Introduction […]

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Corporate giants buying big influence over national parks, monuments

Government cronyism has had a disquieting and steep upward trend during the Obama Administration. Whether it be ‘alternative’ or ‘green’ energy corporations like Solyndra, receiving hundreds of millions in subsidies, or outdoor recreation companies getting rock star treatment by federal management agencies, these extra-constitutional trysts show disdain for ordinary Americans and their representatives. CORPORATE NATIONAL PARKS The National Park Service (NPS) is chronically […]

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Who owns the view? Viral video poses questions about BLM photography permits

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “The camera equipment that we had was legit… long story short (BLM) pulled us off at the trail, brought us right to the BLM office and sat down with our team and I just tried to explain to them, look, I’ve been doing Easter Safari since ’95. And, look […]

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Tired of federal control of lands? ‘Go wet, young man!’

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Today, nearly all the world’s inhabitable land is either privately owned or held by governments, no longer available for homesteading. But what if people once again had that choice? That is a gist of a notion that has been around for several years: floating cities. Exploring the Great Blue […]

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Lawmakers Seek Investigation After Whistleblower Exposes Federal Thugs

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — Outraged by new whistleblower revelations of horrifying wrongdoing by federal officials in the Bundy case — one official kept a “kill list,” others withheld evidence from the defense — prominent lawmakers in Western states are asking Congress and the Trump administration to investigate. The government’s case, which gained national […]