Could Red River border be next battleground for BLM?
WICHITA COUNTY, Texas (CNN) – Three counties in Texas are banding together to protect the rights of landowners in North Texas.
County officials and the Texas Attorney General are concerned the Bureau of Land Management is trying to take control of 90,000 acres along the Red River.
The BLM says it is developing a resource management plan, which would regulate the use of federal land along the river.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent a letter to the BLM director, asking for information on the agency’s plans for the land.
North Texas currently uses it for cattle grazing and crops.
An agency spokesman says the land has not been fully surveyed and the BLM is not planning to take the land.
He said a response from the BLM will soon be released.