But will the new interior secretary take on the federal-lands bureaucracy?
How a trust approach to managing national monuments could protect land while promoting local input.
The U.S. Forest Service targets cooperative landowner in Montana.
Federal land policies encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
Congress should stop acquiring more federal land for the park system and start maintaining what we’ve already got.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey
When does more access present a "tragedy of the commons"? National Trails Day is a good time to reconsider the tradeoff between more access and resource stewardship.
Using the LWCF to acquire land—without first addressing the billions of dollars in deferred maintenance on the existing federal land—will threaten the ecological health, public accessibility and economic productivity of these precious lands.
Federal funds from the LWCF are limited to land acquisition and cannot be used for the care and maintenance of existing federal lands.