In today's episode, we finish our two-part series on the Bundys' conflict with the Bureau of Land Management. We explore how decades of tension over a tortoise and its protected land led to two armed standoffs with federal officials, both orchestrated by a member of the Bundy family, but both hundreds of miles apart in two different states. In case you missed it, go back and listen to Part 1 for the background on why this interface conflict began.
Sources & Links:
Listen to the Bundyville podcast for more on this complicated family and its history: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/606441988/bundyville
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 see the US Fish & Wildlife's species profile and public documents for the ESA-listed Mojave desert tortoise: https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=C04L
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