Frank DuBois blog -
Westerner Issues of concern to people who live in the west:
property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing,
energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on
western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois
served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a
former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Mexico provides many articles on the Border Security issue as well as
the Wilderness issue.
The National Association of Former Border
Patrol Officers has a
website, with information on border issues, immigration, and the
effects on National Security.
Improvement Task Force has a website with information on their studies
related to grazing and range management. The program is comprised of
three primary areas: (1. an educational program ranging from a
one-on-one basis to a symposium approach; (2. short term research program
focused on problem solving and answering pertinent questions; (3. third
party unbiased assessment of problem areas.
- The Cowboy Spirit on America's Outback - "RANGE Magazine is an
award-winning quarterly devoted to the issues that threaten the West, its
people, lifestyles, lands and wildlife. No stranger to controversy,
RANGE is a leading forum for opposing viewpoints in the search for
solutions that will halt the depletion of a national resource - the
Coalition for Public Access - A Nevada group promoting public access
for federal lands.
Citizens for Balance
Use - A group in Montana with over 2,500 active members.
Advocates for Access
to Public Lands is a group working to preserve Multiple Use Lands and
preserve access to trails. For more information about this group, see
their website. They are also sponsoring a
petition to stop further inappropriate Wilderness Designation.
Partnership for America
One of America's largest and fastest-growing grassroots alliances of
people who believe that America can have both a growing economy and a
Stewards of the Range is a
national advocate group for property rights in America.
American Land Rights
Association is a group dedicated to the wise-use of our resources,
access to our Federal lands and the protection of our private property
Law - From their website: "Good Neighbor is a fast growing number of
individuals and groups throughout America, who recognize that in order to
stay our constitutional rights, we must take a side; The side of
protecting those rights."
Gila Livestock Grower's
Association is a website with excellent reference material on property
rights issues and other issues rancher's face. There is a good
reference section on "Legal and Law".
Americans for Preservation
of the Western Environment - APWE has been created to represent the
interests of rural Americans throughout the Western United States who have
been forced to bear the unfair burden - loss of property rights, loss of
personal freedoms, health, safety and economic suffering - of an
unnecessary and poorly managed program to "restore" gray wolves.
Wolf Crossings is a website providing a rural viewpoint on wolf
reintroduction and protection. There are also links to forums and
blogs on this site.
The documentary "Undue Burden - The Real Cost of Living
With Wolves" by Bruce Hemming has been released and is now available for
Cattle Growers Association.
Range magazine did an article about
Kit Laney, a rancher in the Gila Wilderness who ultimately lost his
ranch due to pressure from the government related to Wilderness
Paragon Foundation is a
non-profit organization that supports research, education and the exchange
of ideas related to private property issues and the fundamental principals
this country was founded upon.
Partnership for the West
American Land Rights
Partnership for the West
Multiple Use - "Our goal is to enhance access to public lands for
everyone. Our purpose is to educate the public on the need for
balanced environmental laws and public land use issues. MFMU
believes that through the intelligent use of natural resources we can meet
the needs of people as well as the needs of the rest of our natural
Save The West -
Dedicated to defeating the NREPA wilderness bill.
- This group is an organization which, according to their website,
promotes "Preserving our natural resources FOR the public instead of FROM
A new group has formed in Las Cruces: "People
Borders - Dedicated to American sovereignty, border security, and a
sane immigration policy. News, articles and opinions on issues
related to our nation's borders, immigration policy, illegal aliens and
for Immigration Studies - great information and video documentaries on
illegal immigration and how federal land designation impacts border
Reference Material and Research Resources