Category: Public Lands
“The old ANR used to take this very seriously, they wouldn’t even allow ski trails to go through this area that was bear denning and breeding habitat for fear that just the mere passage of skiers would wake the denning bears. Yet they are going to allow these blasts throughout the winter,” he said.
“In most instances around the country, county sheriffs departments are accountable to local people. The county sheriff is elected by citizens of the county. There is a level of trust in local law enforcement.”
Out-of-state interests advocating for unilateral presidential action argue that a monument designation is the only means of protecting the Bears Ears area. But this argument is plainly false.
A 2011 study conducted by University of Idaho Extension Agricultural Economists found that public land ranchers pay on average $1.20 per animal unit more than those who graze on private land.
Environmentalist collusion with the federal government can be more accurately described as infiltration of agencies such as the BLM, by environmental extremists.
Out-of-state radical environmentalists are dumping resources into opposing state land management. Environmentalists don’t want states to have control.
They weren’t creating water bars they were closing the trail by create far more damage to the area than the protesters caused on May 10, 2014.
Any transfer of public (i.e. federal) lands would be to the state as state-trust lands and would not include national parks, national monuments, national conservation areas, national wildlife areas, wilderness areas nor environmentally sensitive or culturally important areas.
Opening federal lands could lead to $26.5 billion in annual gross regional product, more than $5 billion in tax revenue and more than 200,000 jobs in the Rocky Mountain region.