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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…

Michigan Family Wins 25-year Battle with Government Over Lake Access

Lakewood, CO. – October 2, 2018 – A generation-long battle over access to a lake in northern Michigan between private landowners and the U.S. Forest Service ended Monday when the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal by environmental groups, who sought to restrict recreational use of the lake (Herr v. U.S. Forest Service).  In 2010, David and Pamela Herr purchased land on the shore of…