February 17, 2018

Legislators - overhydration of
S. Platte River injures property!

by landandwaterusa.blogspot.com

Dear Honorable Legislators,

We offer to you, "A Resolution to reaffirm the process by which Colorado Water Rights are to be administered under the statutory laws of the State of Colorado."

Because Coloradans have a long standing history of supporting and enforcing "pre-existing law," we believe your sponsorship and ultimate passage of this Resolution will have 100% support. 

We encourage the addressed in this email, to please let your legislators know you "support this Resolution."  This Resolution will resolve Water problems statewide.

Thank you for your consideration. 


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February 12, 2018

Colorado citizens issue resolution
calling for proper
administration of water rights

by editor

Plans using vague terms such as 'banking, 'augmentation,' 'fallowing,'
'consumptive conservation,' etc., offer property owners--mostly
farmers and ranchers--generous cash payments to decrease or
stop using the water to which they own rights. But maintaining those
water rights is contingent upon property owners putting the water
to beneficial use. Once annual consumption is being decreased
through man made manipulation and by taking water out of
prior appropriation, and the water is no longer being put to
beneficial use, those rights may evaporate.

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The RANGE ALLOTMENT OWNERS - National Grazing Lands Education Association (RAO) is a national level association of livestock producers who are Allotment Owners in the 17 contiguous Western States.

RAO also accepts applications for non-voting membership from livestock organizations or businesses that support stockraising agriculture and the Constitutional right to own and control property.

The RAO was formed for the purpose of educating, informing, and assisting Allotment Owners in protecting their property rights and promoting the interests of livestock organizations, businesses, and communities dependent on the Western livestock industry.


Drain the public lands swamp!

By Angus McIntosh, PhD
Executive Director
Range Allotment Owners Association

It’s been in the news that Washington career lobbyists and globalist insiders in the D.C. “swamp” want ranchers to believe that they have no rights.

Recently, the Range Allotment Owners Association (RAO), an association of Western ranchers that own Grazing Allotments and Range Units on split-estate land in the 17 Western States, was attacked in the press by the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and state affiliates of those organizations (such as the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association).

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PLC and Legal Community Comment on the
Range Allotment Owners Association

WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2017) -- Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council, today released the following statement and open letter regarding the Range Allotment Owners Association:

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Chuck Sylvester letter

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
8833 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002-2239

Public Lands Council
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20004

February 22, 2017

Dear CCA, PLC and NCBA,

It has just been brought to my attention that your organizations, the Public Lands Council (PLC), Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) filed a joint objection to my involvement with the Range Allotment Owners Association (RAO).

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From Preference Rights to Grazing Allotments:
Why Ranchers Own their Allotments

By Angus McIntosh PhD, Director Natural Resource Law & Policy Research, Land And Water USA Foundation

There are a lot of US Supreme Court decisions on the subject of “pioneer rights”, or settlers'
rights of “possession” or “occupancy” and “use”. The case that specifically refers to "pioneer
rights" is Lamb v Davenport, 85 US 307 (1873). Arguello v United States, 59 US 539 (1855),
refers to a “cattle range” held in possession for 50 years (from prior to the Mexican cession to
the US) as sufficient evidence of ownership.

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Attorneys for RAO


  • Mark Pollot, (208) 867-8389 Former Spec. Asst. to the US Att. Gen. for Nat.Res. & Environment
  • Harriet Hageman, (307) 635-4888 Hageman Law P.C.
  • Korry Lewis, (307) 635-4888 Hageman Law P.C.
  • Morgan Philpot, (801) 891-4499
  • Bret Whipple, (702) 493-6075
  • Blair Dunn, (505) 750-3060
  • Roger Roots, (406) 224-3105
  • Todd Macfarlane, (435) 255-1683



Equal Protection from Personal Attack
(Malicious Deprivation of Constitutional Rights)
Act by Federal Employee

Concept by Roni Bell Sylvester, drafted by Dr. Angus McIntosh

Please demand your state and U.S. representatives support and pass Equal Standing.

Please click here for Equal Standing Bill