Private landowners with river and streams running through their property claim that stretch of water as their own, but rafters who float by claim the water belongs to the public.
By Marty Trillhaase JEERS ... to Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna. Last week he persuaded the Idaho Land Board to drain an extra $22 million from an endowment reserve account to soften the budget hit on public schools. This week, he derailed pumping more money into it.
By Jane Chastain Some people learn from their mistakes. It appears Barack Obama is not one of them.
Terry Anderson took on the Department of Interior during a Fox News segement called "Cabinet Wrecking Ball." Appearng Friday, March 19 on Scoreboard with David Asman, Terry says that the Department of Interior holds billions of dollars in assets in our national parks and vast public land
Our nation's federal land management agencies fail to meet any reasonable standard of fiscal responsibility, making the public foot the bill with hundreds of millions of tax dollars.
"The concern for forests today is not simply that trees will die from bugs or diseases--it is that entire forest systems are so far out of normal ecological range that virtually every element in the system is affected, and may be at risk."
"If we are to protect America’s most valued lands, federal land management policies must be reformed and private conservation efforts encouraged," says PERC researcher Holly Lippke Fretwell.
State parks across the nation are serving more and more visitors while struggling to preserve natural and cultural resources. As demands for tax-generated revenues grow, many state legislatures are cutting appropriations to their park systems. Shrinking funds and growing usage threaten the well-...