BLM admits potential Gradient Boundary error
This is an issue of unsurveyed lands, wherein title would be retained by the United States. This had set the stage for a huge legal fight between the DOI and one Texas landowner, in particular. There were even some rumors of an effort to physically prevent the US taking on the scope and scale of the Bundy Ranch fiasco in NV. It essentially comes down to a question of whether or not the BLM properly applied the principles of accretion, erosion, etc. to the boundaries being surveyed. It was apparent to most outside of the BLM, and familiar with the case and BLM's procedures, that they had not. They had, on the face of things, simply followed the BLM procedures blindly without taking into consideration these long established principles of boundary determination. This should make an interesting case to follow, once determinations have been made on the validity of the boundaries established by these surveys.
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