I’ve wrestled about whether or not to publish this video, but as a journalist, I believe that all sides of a story should be told. So, you be the judge. This was filmed at a public event (Superintendent Mary Martin’s retirement from the Mojave Preserve) with government employees (most from the Park Service) so permission is not needed to publish.
Wayne Hage, Sr., interviewed here shortly before his death in 2006 at the age of 69, struggled for years to preserve his rights as an American property owner and dedicated rancher. His book, “Storm Over Rangelands,” is an important chronicle of what has happened in the West in the last three decades.
It is largely because of Wayne that I am making these films. He made me promise to tell the stories.