Wayne Hage

Wayne Hage was a Nevada rancher who became a symbol of the National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management’s perceived greed and mistreatment of western ranchers. In the 1980’s Hage was abusing the public grazing land he was permitted to use, so the Forest Service cancelled his permits and forced him to remove his cattle from the land. This led to a multi million dollar lawsuit and inspired many other ranchers to follow suit.

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