Losing our Land show to air tonight on the conflict between cattle ranchers and the federal government in NM

Tonight on some television stations at 6pm Blaze Dish Satellite Channel 212 or 202 or online here, there is a special discussing land management issues of particular interest to New Mexicans.

The producers were in NM for three days in June.

Day 1 – Impact of U.S. Forest Service fencing cattle off water in the Agua Chiquita in the Lincoln National Forest to protect the habitat for the endangered Meadow Jumping Mouse.

Day 2 – Impact of Obama’s Proclamation of the Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument on ranchers in Doña Ana County.

Day 3 – Impact of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s biased management of Chiquita in the Lincoln National Forest to protect the habitat for the endangered Meadow Jumping Mouse. National Monument on ranchers in Doña Ana County. Mexican wolves on ranchers and rural communities in New Mexico and Arizona who bear the brunt of the economic burden.

A short preview of the show can be found below:

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3 Replies to “Losing our Land show to air tonight on the conflict between cattle ranchers and the federal government in NM”

  1. Of course the radical envios don’t care who they hurt with their agenda, it’s all for the almighty Gaia Environment therefore it’s all good..

  2. We have a problem in our basin with Ted Turner protecting the Chiricauhua Spotted Frog, which is an invasive species that was probably accidently brought from Arizona to our area in Sierra County by either the Mimbres Indians some 1000 years ago or the Warm Springs Apaches around the 1870’s when they escaped the San Carlos Reservation. The frog has never had a hard time surviving floods and droughts here on Cuchillo Creek, even though the indigenous peoples have. What Mr. Turner’s protection has caused is difficulty for the Cuchillo Community Ditch owners, which does not include the actual Traditional Historic Community of Cuchillo, where the acequia has been denied by the upper ditch owners for several decades. Turner disallows maintenance at the ditch headwaters, or so it is claimed, because he thinks the acequia is detrimental for propagation of the Spotted Frog. There is no real evidence that that is true. There is also a small fish that is protected in that stream which also has never had a problem surviving much better than humans. I have seen Federal Courts leaning more toward the humans and the economic impact on them recently, but it seems most people, farmers and ranchers, are either too poor or too afraid to fight environmentalists with lots of money to spend for their causes.

  3. The enviro’s are killing our 400 year old industry in the East too- Fishing- groundfishing – we feed people a good clean quality protein- from our federal waters…. These enviro’s are far from it- they are just money hungry bad politicians with ego issues….

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