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Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands

January 21, 2018View for printing

"It's essentially locking Montanans out of their backyard."

Public land access over private land has always been a fairly fraught issue, but with the West growing more crowded, it has taken on a new urgency

The Diamond Bar X is a postcard-perfect slice of Montana solitude. A former cattle ranch that's been parceled up into sprawling home sites, it sits not far outside Augusta, a cowboy town beneath Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains crash into majestic snow-peaked mountains to dramatic effect. ... ers-montana
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