BLM now claiming 90,000 acres of land in Texas

Texas Atty Gen Greg Abbott






There is a contentious stretch of land along the Texas / Oklahoma borders. For over a hundred years as the Red River – the boundary between the 2 states – has shifted, ranch families  at times been left in limbo.

Now the Bureau of Land Management is stepping to “help manage” a 90,000 acre region that they deem to be public land. Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott was going to publicly link Texas’s fight to keep the land to the Bundy case in Nevada…until Cliven Bundy made racist statements … now Texas is treating this as a separate case.

What does this all have to do with horses? The BLM is expanding its managerial role with the lands of the West, while trying to spin off the Wild Horse and Burro program – we will report more on that soon. The Bureau of Land Management perhaps should rethink its new stance – public support will do nothing but wane for the Bureau…and that in turn could hurt the wild horses of the West. More public lands could have their uses leased off – leaving nothing behind for the wild horses and other creatures that live there. ~ HfH

From: UK Mail Online
The federal agency involved in the wild west stand-off over the removal of a Nevada rancher’s cattle is now ‘claiming 90,000 acres of land in Texas’

Bureau of Land Management may ‘land grab’, Texas Attorney General warns

BLM ‘eyes up’ 90,000 acres of river bank on Texas side of the Red River

The river makes up the border to Oklahoma, and moves with natural erosion

BLM denies they are expanding Federal land along the Red River

Case follows Nevada rancher allegedly refusing to pay $1m grazing taxes

Government tried to round Cliven Bundy up, but armed militia stepped in

Nevada Senator says a federal taskforce has been set up to deal with Bundy

Texas Atty Gen Greg Abbott

Texas Atty Gen Greg Abbott

The Bureau of Land Management may be attempting to take over private land in Texas, the state Attorney General warns.
The BLM, which oversees public land in the U.S., has reportedly been ‘eyeing up’ 90,000 acres of land on the Texas side of the Red River, which makes up the border between the state and Oklahoma.
This report echoes the recent standoff between a Nevada cattle rancher and the BLM which took place earlier this month.

Texas’ Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote in a letter to Neil Kornze, the director of the BLM, about his ‘deep concern’ that the Federal Government would lay claim to land along a 116-mile stretch of the Red River which had been owned by local families ‘for generations.’

‘I am deeply concerned about reports that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering taking property in the State of Texas and that it now claims belongs to the federal government,’ Attorney General Abbott wrote in a letter obtained by FoxNews.

As Attorney General of Texas, I am deeply troubled by reports from BLM field hearings that the federal government may claim—for the first time—that 90,000 acres of territory along the Red River now belong to the federal government.’

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
5 Comments
  • GEEZE< WTF……………Are you sure these people are not Nazi Gustopos……????? These people Got to GO…………….

    April 24, 2014
  • Callie83

    This is beyond the Pale, but you don’t mess with Texas…

    April 24, 2014
  • Jennifer Schoeder

    The cost to survey the land on the texas side of the river, is like 650,000. It just has never been done. So anyone that bought land that backs up to the Red River is under the assumption that they own it all the way to the river. Now the BLM is thinking of making it available to the public, Ranchers are yelling that it too is a land grab. Only thing is, much of what BLM has in that area, is not federally owned, but actually tribal land, but is managed by BLM. This link will fill you in on how all of this came to be.

    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/r/re008.html

    April 24, 2014
  • Margaret

    Make no mistake–BLM is out to roundup every single horse they can get their paws onto. When Joan Guilfoyle said at the Advisory Board meeting that each horse costs 46,000 dollars she failed to mention one critical piece of info. That number was for a horse’s lifetime spent in short term holding NOT long term holding.

    Joan also said that BLM would not deal with folks who sue BLM–she was talking about shelters and why BLM won’t accept the public’s help. It’s all stinky dog poop.

    I would love to get a Congressional investigation into the real reason BLM won’t supply the horses with appropriate shelter.

    April 24, 2014
    • Dear Margaret, save alot of Money heres the answer, why would they Shelter what they want dead?????????????????????

      April 25, 2014