Omnibus Bill 2016 increases BLM budget $117 Million

With all the current issues in the western states involving the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service some people are demanding that congress cut or defund these land agencies. Seth Stinson of Utah asked three Utah Congressman to do just that during a congressional listening session in St George in January. According to Congressman Bishop the three Utah”s congressman have key influential positions on different committees in Washington DC that have some control over the land agencies. “Having Utah represented on key and influential committee positions is beneficial…

The BLM’s deception to silence Phil Lyman

Last March Utah’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Juan Palma received praises for his work in Utah when he retired. After five years overseeing nearly 40 percent of Utah’s land, Juan Palma retires Friday as the state director for the Bureau of Land Management. While many state and local leaders would rather evict the federal agency from Utah, they don’t feel the same way about Palma. An easygoing leader who was able to navigate the fraught politics of public lands management in Utah, Palma is respected by environmentalists and oil and…

Explore Your Public Lands [Video]

The BLM posted the following video on YouTube on January 20, 2015. What is the BLM trying to do? Convince folks that they want the public to explore the so called public lands? It almost seems like the BLM wants to be a recreation company.  Here is the side of the BLM that this PR video is trying to get folks to ignore. The BLM is responsible for closing miles and miles of county public roads.  The BLM has been caught closing county roads illegally in places like Indian Creek Utah that has been designated…

BLM Destroyed Archaeological Sites & Artifacts

“Do As We Say Not As We Do”  should be the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) motto.   For years the BLM has been violating their own federal laws and regulations. Which in turn has hurt the economy, and the citizens that they are suppose to be serving.  Because of this abuse several counties in Utah along with the State of Utah  have taken a stand against the Bureau of Land Management and their mismanagement.   The following are several examples: Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses BLM Raids Blanding Utah San Benito Supervisors…

This land is my land…

Who better to manage Utah (and the west’s land) that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)? There is a reason as to why the BLM is in place. It is to protect the heritage of our country from the worst of those among us. There are those who have proven they can’t even pretend to be mature adults and respect important heritage sites. This goes farther than Cliven Bundy and his issues. Formed in 1946, the BLM was the culmination of several different offices and agencies within the executive with the specific…

Was BLM Director Juan Palma’s Lack of Action Negligent?

Put on your waders or stand on a chair because the main stream media is pouring it on rather thick with misinformation and archaeological romanticism concerning the Recapture Protest in Blanding, Utah  last Saturday. The main stream media has allowed themselves to be flimflammed when it comes to Recapture Canyon and as a result the public is being misled and good people are being discriminated against by the Utah BLM Director Juan Palma’s actions or lack of action.

Cliven Bundy – Folk Hero No More

Recently, Cliven Bundy, a rebellious rancher in Nevada became a folk hero in some circles when, after decades of refusing to pay range fees, he stood up to “the man” and forced a stand-off with the BLM. Indeed, ad hoc militia groups rushed to his rescue, armed and ready to go to war for the rights of this man to ignore the law and thumb his nose not only at the feds, but at his law-abiding neighbors as well. (By the way, the hypocrisy of a group who demands strict…