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New Owyhee plan emerges

Andy Bentz, secretary of the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition, talks about a white paper released by his organization that outlines a new blueprint to manage federal lands in the county. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Winter still gripped Malheur County at the tail end of 2016 when the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition faced a decision.

The coalition – made up of 300 paying members and another 11,000 supporters – was riding high after leading an effort that opposed designating the Owyhee Canyonlands as a federal monument. An alliance of . . .