“Public Lands: Bundy’s Trenches May Force Confrontation With BLM”

“The Bureau of Land Management is investigating whether Nevada rancher Ryan Bundy illegally built new irrigation infrastructure across Gold Butte National Monument, the same area where his family unlawfully grazes cattle on public lands.

A BLM official declined to comment on the allegations to E&E News but wrote emails to two individuals familiar with the situation that it is “under investigation” as of last week.

In an email to E&E News, Ryan Bundy said he was unaware of BLM's inquiry into his irrigation efforts.

A group of local hikers who visited the 300,000-acre monument in southeastern Nevada in mid-April first reported the incident to BLM.”

Jennifer Yachnin reports for Greenwire May 13, 2020.