Access to Federal Land

Standing Up for Southwestern Ranchers

Tom Paterson of Spur Ranch Cattle Company is one of many southwestern ranchers now endangered by environmentalist litigation trying to end grazing on federally managed lands in Arizona and New Mexico. MSLF is determined to protect them.

Southwestern Ranchers Seek to Intervene in Lawsuit Threatening Their Grazing Lands

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2020  Denver, CO – To say that Tom Paterson is a good rancher would be an understatement. His Spur Ranch Cattle Company has been recognized multiple times for its exemplary stewardship of the rugged borderlands between New Mexico and Arizona. Yet Tom is just one of dozens of good New Mexico and Arizona ranchers now threatened by an environmentalist group’s lawsuit…

The Litigator

Ranchers Fight to Survive

Here in the American West, it is vital for families who make a living raising livestock to be able to pass on their legacy. With every drop of sweat that you pour into the land, you earn the right to pass on that land. Until the government takes it away like they did to the Corrigans.

Trump’s Much-Needed Environmental Reforms

MSLF attorney Ron Opsahl published an article today in the Washington Examiner about the President’s much needed environmental reforms. Radical environmental groups are apoplectic and have begun issuing doomsday predictions about the consequences of his proposal.

New Case Alert: Grizzly Fight Becomes Environmentalist Power Grab

Scientists say the Yellowstone Area Grizzly has recovered and should no longer be listed on the Endangered Species List. It was a conservation success. Instead of rejoicing, big-city environmentalists sued to keep the bear on the endangered list. Now, in a new lawsuit, the radical groups are using the grizzly again to advance their anti-ranching agenda.

New Case Alert: BLM Devastated Idaho Family’s Ranching Legacy

Idaho cattle ranchers Mike and Linda Lee Hanley passed on their ranch to their daughter Martha Corrigan and her husband John, so the couple could carry on the family legacy. Then they learned the government had illegally cancelled their grazing rights.