Protesters greet appearance by controversial land-use attorney
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Posted by: Joe Menden
Around 100 Ravalli County citizens and conservation group members gathered at Hamilton Middle School Saturday morning to protest what they called an effort to privatize public lands.
Karen Budd-Falen, a controversial land-use attorney leading President Donald Trump's shortlist for Bureau of Land Management director, was in Hamilton to present her guidelines on land-use planning to Ravalli County residents, the Ravalli Republic reports.
The Wyoming-based Budd-Falen previously represented rancher Cliven Bundy, known for leading an armed takeover and occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in early 2016.