This has been simmering under the surface for a long time. All it will need is a trigger,which may have just been pulled.
The recent standoff between the paramilitary wing of the US Bureau of Land Management and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is simply bringing to the surface a long standing controversy between BLM, USDA, and other federal agencies and ranchers and miners in the West. This is not new. It is merely a continuation of the Sagebrush Rebellion that began under the regime of the odious James Earl Carter.
The question remains as to whether the fuse that will set off the rebellion has been lit and how long of a fuse it is.
Federal lands in the American West are not only poorly managed, the produce, in true federal fashion, deficits instead of profits: