Arizona Livestock Loss Board Rife With Conflicts Of Interest

The Arizona Legislature embraced conflicts of interest when it created the Arizona Livestock Loss Board (ALLB) in 2015 to disperse federal funds to ranchers for expenses resulting from the 1998 introduction of endangered Mexican wolves in the national forests of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. The legislation which established the 9-member Board was sponsored …

Arizona Game & Fish Department Is In The Ranching Business

The Arizona Game & Fish Department is involved in the business of cattle ranching on public land, despite the fact its only legal purpose is to administer the “laws of the state relating to wildlife.” The agency’s management of the Horseshoe Ranch, which it acquired in 2011, is the prime example. It’s the only one …

Arizona Legislature Defied Voters To Change The Heritage Funds

The Arizona Legislature has made drastic changes to the state’s two natural Heritage Funds since Arizona voters passed Proposition 200 in 1990 to create and annually divert up to $10 million to each of them. The one administered by the Game & Fish Commision is now being used as a source of ranching subsidies.

Arizona Game & Fish Department Helping Wildlife That Go Moo

Habitat Partnership Committee grants awarded by the Arizona Game & Fish Department from the money raised during the annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle of hunt permit-tags donated by the agency to hunting groups are required by law to be used for wildlife habitat improvements. But some of the money is being spent to subsidize …

Public Land Ranching Is A Government Subsidized Legal Racket

Public land ranchers like to complain that they are treated unfairly by federal land managers that oversee their operations,  but many are benefiting from lots of  government assistance.