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December 30, 2015

California ranchers concerned about the gray wolf

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 ...

May 14, 2015

California can't arbitrarily ban mining

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 ...

May 30, 2014

PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

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 ...

December 27, 2012

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

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 ...

December 28, 2010

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 ...