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Stewards of the Land: Ranchers, Livestock and Federal Land

Bundy standoff, Hammond fire case, occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and other stories related to ranchers, livestock and government control of public land.


Editor’s Note 11/7/2017: The trial for the Bundy Standoff began at the end of October 2017. Follow along with live updates from the courthouse here: Bundy Trial: LIVE Updates


Timeline of events

Sources: Las Vegas Review Journal; Washington Post; Wikipedia

Map of Federally Owned Land

Source: BLM, http://wilderness.org/blm-lands

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