In the 1848 Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote these words which should be sobering to us all:

“…the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”

  What, Exactly, Are Public Lands?

The article outlines the legal definition of "public lands", and gives an overview of the Hage lawsuit.  For details, see the final decision on the Hage lawsuit.

What - Exactly - is Wilderness?

Glenda Price wrote a research paper which was presented at the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 2007.  She was kind enough to allow us to reprint her compelling paper on our website.  The title is "What - Exactly - is Wilderness?".

Gila National Forest Hearing History of Livestock Grazing Testimony

This testimony by NMSU professor Dr. John Fowler to the "Public Land Grazing Task Force" is dated June 15, 2000.  This writing documents how grazing cuts have been more severe in Wilderness than on comparable multiple use allotments.  Even allotments under multiple use that were located adjacent to Wilderness areas had more cuts than allotments located further away from Wilderness areas.

The Grazing Allotment, Privledge or Right by Angus McIntosh
SOURCE: www.stewards.us/cornerstone/aug1997/csaug97-3.asp

This article provides excellent detail on the specifics of Grazing Allotments and the legal definition of "public land".

New Grazing Regulations, A Step Forward by Fred Kelly Grant
SOURCE: www.stewards.us/cornerstone/sept2004/cssept04-4.asp

This article discusses Grazing Allotments and the Hage takings case.

Helpful websites:

Stewards of the Range
American Land Rights Association
Property Rights Research
Partnership for the West