Think Too Much: Firefighting work forges bonds on rangelands

It’s part of the political landscape of the West: The idea that there’s a deep distrust between landowners and the government agencies that manage so much of the Western landscape.

After more than a century, it’s an issue that’s still playing out, and it’s driven events such as the Sagebrush Rebellion or, more recently, the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. (It’s even one of the issues in the background of the $1.4 billion timber lawsuit that Linn County is pursuing against the state.)

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