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…
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…
Second Amendment supporters were shocked this month when the Supreme Court dismissed all 10 gunowners’ rights cases that were pending, thereby denying all 10 cases a hearing. Earlier this year, gun owners achieved a partial victory at the Supreme Court in a battle against New York City’s unconstitutional carry restrictions. MSLF submitted a brief in that…
Days before Easter, the Patch of Heaven property in Amargosa Valley, Nevada flooded again due to the federal government’s illegally diverted stream. Each new flood is a painful reminder of what the government took from the small church.
The opportunity to work as a fellow at Mountain States Legal Foundation taught me that it is imperative we hold our government accountable and keep it in check.
Thirty-seven years after purchasing a lease, Sidney Longwell is the only lease-holder still fighting for rights to drill in that area of Montana. The rest surrendered.
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.
MSLF filed its closing brief with the Nevada State Engineer arguing for the restoration of Ministerio Roca Solida’s water rights.
Join us in Las Vegas Feb. 6, to hear a panel discussion about the thorny issue of federal land management in states like Nevada. There is also a dinner option with nationally-recognized electoral college expert Tara Ross. Tickets are on sale now!
Our litigation team successfully fought for property rights, the Second Amendment and more in 2019; securing several victories for liberty and American citizens. Those wins included holding the government accountable for being a bad neighbor.