Ammon Bundy is back in his home state of Nevada.
The controversial rancher and Bundy family patriarch has announced that he is relocating to Oregon to continue his fight against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The move comes after BLM officials refused to take the Bundy family into custody on a criminal trespass charge.
Bundy and his supporters have been in Oregon since 2014 to protest federal land management policies and protect land rights.
He said in a press release that he will “continue to pursue legal action to preserve and protect the land for future generations.”
He has vowed to keep fighting until the BLM and President Donald Trump end its illegal land grab.
The news comes just weeks after the government in the U:S., the nation’s largest, announced a new rule that would allow federal officials to seize private property in the West for mining or grazing.
A statement by BLM’s Nevada division said the rule, which was adopted in September, will protect public lands.
BLM has previously used this rule to confiscate land for logging.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week blocking the rule.
The BLM said it plans to appeal the ruling, which the U.:S.
Supreme Court later denied.