Here’s a link to a piece by Art Ortenburg on collaborative conservation in the Huffington Post.
The current grass-roots disaffection with federal involvement in land use is undeniable. Utah would like to float off and control all of its federal lands. “Return them to the people” is the slogan. That slogan is being heard repeatedly in the west. This is the time for a major push on the part of the administration to reawaken the collaborative spirit. Instead it is in the process of possibly reversing the “roadless area” principles of the Clinton administration so that new roads on public lands will be available for mining.
P.S. I don’t know what he’s talking about with regard to new roads on roadless public lands and mining.