Ramona Hage Morrison.
She grew up on ranches in northern California and central Nevada and has been intimately involved with her
family's two federal court cases and nearly 40 years of litigation involving the issue of whether
or not ranchers have the right to access and be compensated for their split estate rights on
federally administered lands.
Mrs. Morrison has worked for more than 30 years in the public policy arena on property rights
and land use matters. Upon graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1987 with a
degree in History and Economics, Mrs. Morrison served on the staff of Congressman Charles
Pashayan (R-CA) in Washington D.C., focusing on California water and agriculture
issues. Subsequently, she served as a lobbyist for the American Land Rights Association in its
Sonoma, California and Washington, D.C. offices. After returning to Nevada in 1990, she spent
five years working for the Nevada Mining Association representing the third largest gold mining
industry in the world.
Mrs. Morrison was a founding officer of the Nevada Livestock Association, and served with the
late Congressman Helen Chenoweth-Hage (Ret. R-ID), who chaired the organization, to lead a
successful campaign to stop unlawful confiscations of livestock by the Bureau of Land
Mrs. Morrison has worked as a consultant for a number of ranchers in California, Wyoming,
Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico to develop their exhaustive chain of title as evidence of
property and water ownership on western rangeland ranches. As a result of the testimony she
provided in the 2012 U.S. v. Hage forage right trial in Nevada Federal District Court, she
attained expert witness status in title matters involving the unique property features of western
ranches including forage rights, stockwater and irrigation rights, improvements, rights of ways
and easements. She teaches seminars to property owners on the subject as well.
Ramona was appointed to serve three terms on the Nevada Board of Agriculture by former
Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and current Governor Brian Sandoval