Gold Butte Bundy Roundup – Finally!

After a couple of decades of stubborn refusal to abide by court orders and demands to remove his cattle from public lands to which he has no legal ownership or rights, Bunkerville Rancher Cliven Bundy’s days of flagrant lawlessness appear to be coming to an end. The following information was provided yesterday:

Temporary Closure in Northeastern Clark County Due to Trespass Cattle Impoundment

Press Release

Las Vegas – Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Northeastern portions of Clark County within the Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, Bunkerville Flats Areas will be subject to temporary closures beginning March 27, 2014.

The BLM Southern Nevada District Office and the National Park Service’s (NPS) Lake Mead National Recreation Area are taking steps to resolve a long-standing cattle trespass on federal lands. As cattle that are in trespass are removed, specific geographic areas within the overall closure boundary will be temporarily closed as necessary for the safety of the public, federal employees and contractor personnel. Areas temporarily closed to public access will be posted with signs and a temporary closure notice. Some areas may also be temporarily fenced off to members of the public.

Details of closures within BLM-managed lands are available in a Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Land that will publish March 27, 2014. At Lake Mead National Recreation Area, closures will be announced, as they are needed, through future news releases.

For more than two decades, cattle have been grazed illegally on public lands in northeast Clark County, Nev. The BLM and NPS have made repeated attempts to resolve this matter administratively and judicially. Impoundment of cattle illegally grazing on public lands is an option of last resort. The BLM and NPS are working closely with local, state and federal officials to ensure the gather of unauthorized cattle occurs in a safe and orderly manner.

The relevant Court Orders are posted at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/more/trespass_cattle/court_orders.html

Update information on temporary closures will be posted daily at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/more/trespass_cattle/daily_public_land.html

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

BLM – Southern Nevada District Office   4701 N.Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130

LetsTalk Notes:  The “roundup” period is slated to possibly last for up to 46 days until May 12th.  For prior stories on the Bundy Cattle trespass issue please click on any of the stories below:

Let’s Talk About Bundy’s Contemptuous Behavior – and Its Imminent Demise

Bundy Again

LTA Gold Butte Call for Action

A Message to Friends of Cliven Bundy and the BLM

Gold Butte Talk: It’s Not About Water, But About Cows, Cowboys and the Good Old Days and Good Old Boys

Let’s Talk About Property Owned by “We The People”

Let’s Talk About the Cows – Again

Let’s Talk About Gold Butte and the COWS!

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  1. JOEY says

    Finally – enforcing the law.
    Now that is a novel idea.
    Bundy should be paying all these fines,also.
    Watch Hardy gallup in and help bundy on that part.

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  2. Whiney Liberal says

    It is interesting that when a Liberal disagrees with a law it is okay to break it and protest because you have the right to protest laws you don’t like. When a conservative disagrees with a law and protests it then by all means throw the book at them and call them names. I find this website very entertaining as you profess to be so open minded yet all I see is a lot of one sided stories, name calling and in my opinion hatred on this sight. Wow! The pot calling the kettle black!

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    • John Williams says

      Whiney: Please reveal for us what law that liberals disagree with that they disobey. I fully agree that ANYONE has the right to protest a law that they feel is unjust, but not to “disobey” the law unless thay are willing to pay the price for breaking the law. There have been many “liberal” and other protests where the participants break the law and are arrested for it an have their day in court. Mr. Bundy has HAD his day (after day, after day) in court, now he must be willing to pay the price for breaking the law. Please site real examples where “liberals” disagree with the law and break it but don’t pay the penalty for violating the law.

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      • dave mcnall says

        While you are compiling that list (of the laws advocated for breakage) Whiney, perhaps you might include any examples of “hatred” as well.
        False equivalences probably won’t get much traction.

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    • says

      Whiney, you are cordially invited to submit articles to LTN with your positions on issues. The founders of LTN really want to publish all viewpoints, but we can’t publish articles that are not submitted. Also, we don’t control the comments except for violations of the decency standards.

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  3. Joey says

    Hey whiney liberal- or should i say KING-
    What does party affiliation have to do with breaking and taunting the law ?
    It is your tax dollars too!

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