Natural Resources

Sheep Ranchers Face Extinction At the Hands of Big Green

Denver, Co — July 1, 2020 — Shepherds have herded their flocks on the slopes of southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains since before they became part of the national forest system. Domestic sheep and their wild cousins, the bighorn, safely and amicably shared these vast spaces for a century or more.  Now, however, professional green…

MSLF Granted a “Go” to Intervene On Behalf of Embattled Ranchers

Denver, CO — June 30, 2020 — Mountain States Legal Foundation has been granted the right to intervene on behalf of embattled ranchers in Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt, a case that could decide the future of livestock operations across significant swaths of Arizona and New Mexico.  “Anti-ranching groups for years have been weaponizing the Endangered Species…

Oregon Ranching Family Under Fire

Ranching as we know it in the American West is at risk. Following decades of criticisms, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising its regulations concerning livestock grazing on federal lands. However, one vital reform should be given greater attention — grazing preferences.

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.

The Litigator

We Didn’t Start the Fire

Decades of mismanagement in California didn’t happen by accident. It happened because, for so long, California’s progressive leaders put environmentalist posturing ahead of public safety.