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Protesters greet appearance by controversial land-use attorney

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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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.