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The Land Report Looks at the Obama Cabinet

While a few of President Obama’s cabinet nominees remain to be confirmed, others — such as Ken Salazar (pictured) — will exert enormous influence on landowners and have been hard at work since hours after the inauguration.

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Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto

The Land Report Looks at the New Congress

The 111th Congress, with the strongest Democratic majority in years, was seated on January 6 and already the body is at work on legislation of significant importance to landowners nationwide.

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, Topics

Idaho Ranchers Challenge Taylor Grazing Act

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2007 When the U.S. Supreme Court convened in October, the men (and woman) in black did not discuss landowner water rights. And for a pair of longtime Idaho ranchers—and perhaps other landowners—no news might mean

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Posted in Cattle, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, Regional News, Topics, West

Animal ID System Faces Stiff Opposition

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2007 A program the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls “one of the largest systematic changes ever faced by the livestock industry” may be in trouble. The National Animal Identification System, which has been praised by some

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, October 2007, Topics

Controversial Sale in North Dakota Badlands

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2007 More than 5,000 acres of federal land in North Dakota’s Badlands could go up for sale. That’s up to Congress. The property is supposed to be offered as a unique offset to a purchase

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, October 2007, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

Bill May Force Landowners to Shoulder Firefighting Cost

When Smokey Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” he really means it. After several years of historic wildfires in the West that have strained firefighting budgets, burned thousands of acres, and destroyed homes, lawmakers in Washington and at

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Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, Public Land, Residential Property, September 2007, Topics

ATV Riders Run Into Bump in Road

Whether you’re tearing it up in an off-road vehicle or all torn up about their impact on the land, you’ll probably want to know about the tongue-twisting new advocacy group known as Rangers for Responsible Recreation. The group, backed by

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Posted in August 2007, Feature, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

New Law Protects Pennsylvania Landowners

The State of Independence has liberated landowners in a case that may set a national precedent. Earlier this summer, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed a law granting new protections to landowners who open their property to sportsmen and others for

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Posted in August 2007, Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Hunting, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, Northeast, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

How Safe Are the Nation’s Wildlife Refuges?

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED JULY 2007 The White House accelerated funding for its Healthy Lands Initiative this year, allocating some $3 million to the Bureau of Land Management. The money must be spent on restoring or maintaining natural habitats on

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Posted in Conservation, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Joseph Guinto, June 2007, Magazine, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

Open Fields Legislation Offers Payments to Landowners

Remember that little place in the woods where you used to get off spectacular hip shots while hunting birds on the wing? Well, there’s a strip mall there now. That’s an increasingly common issue for hunters, whose once-prized spots are

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Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Hunting, Joseph Guinto, July 2007, Magazine, Recreation, Topics

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