Today's episode is part 1 of a two-part series on the Bundy family versus the Bureau of Land Management. This decades-long saga is a dramatic example of the consequences of chronic conflict on the human-wildlife interface. In part 1, we provide some background on Cliven Bundy, the federally-threatened Mojave desert tortoise, ranching on federal land, and public land management in the United States.
Sources & Links:
Learn more about the BLM: https://www.blm.gov/
Learn more about public lands in the United States: https://www.doi.gov/blog/americas-public-lands-explained
And explore the US Fish & Wildlife's species profile for the ESA-listed Mojave desert tortoise, including all of the publically-available documents regarding the species listing and actions taken over the last few decades: https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=C04L
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