California ranchers concerned about the gray wolf

December 30, 2015 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week, The Sacramento Bee reported on the concerns of ranchers in Northern California’s Siskiyou County about how to deal with the influx of the gray wolf into the state … ...


California can't arbitrarily ban mining

May 14, 2015 | By JONATHAN WOOD

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this amicus brief in the case, joined by the Western Mining Alliance and Siskiyou County. If you’re a regular reader, you can probably guess which side … ...


PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

May 30, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Last year we reported that the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau successfully sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over whether the Department has the authority to limit the use of water rights.  The Department subsequently appealed the decision, and today PLF filed this amicus brief, along with the California Cattlemen’s Associati ...


Siskiyou County farmers win the day in court against California Department of Fish and Game effort to regulate their water rights

December 27, 2012 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Farmers in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of California’s Siskiyou County got an early gift on Christmas Eve, when the Siskiyou County Superior Court handed down a favorable ruling in their legal battle with the California Department of Fish and Game over whether the Department can issue permits to regulate water rights in California.  The &# ...


The California Dep't of Fish and Game and regulatory overreach : not what the doctor ordered


Author: Brandon Middleton For years, ranchers in Northern California have relied upon water rights in order to provide an adequate supply of irrigation water for their crops and family businesses.  Many of these ranchers hold what are called “pre-1914 water rights,” giving them historical and significant certainty that their water ...