Category Archives: Public Lands

Shared Values On Public Lands

Posted November 14, 2017 by Susan Crook

Conservation Forum Talk by David Jenkins September 21, 2017   I’ve been a conservative for as long as I can remember. Even as a 13 year-old—way back in 1976—I favored Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford. I remember staying up past my bedtime to watch the primary results come in. After that, I did volunteer work… Read more »

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Ownership and Control of Public Lands

Posted September 19, 2017 by Tom Butine

The ownership and control of the nation’s public land, especially in the western United States, has been debated for many years. That debate has grown more intense since 2012 when the Utah legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study (TPLA), which demanded that most of the public land within Utah’s borders… Read more »

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Utah versus Public Lands

Posted September 18, 2017 by Tom Butine

Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) questions the validity of the Transfer of Public Lands Act (TPLA). TPLA demands that the United States give title to 30 million acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and the energy resources they contain to the State of Utah by December 31, 2014. The bill is… Read more »

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Clarke-Vickers Letter – invitation to dialog

Posted July 4, 2017 by Tom Butine

Dear Mr. Clarke and Sen. Vickers, Thank you for submitting the referenced Op-Eds describing the reasons you think the monument designation should be changed. We invite you to engage in a respectful discussion about the issues you raised. We are a group of ordinary citizens in southwest Utah that formed 11 years ago in response… Read more »

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RMP Comments

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tom Butine

Dear St. George RMP Planning Team: As part of the public comment process Citizens for Dixie’s Future (CDF), together with theGreat Old Broads for Wilderness, Center for Biological Diversity, and Southwest Utah Broadband (collectively, “we”), are submitting the following comments on the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas (NCAs) Draft Resource Management… Read more »

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Bishop’s Crusade to take over Public lands

Posted March 4, 2017 by Jane Whalen

Take Action: Send an email to the House Natural Resources Democrats RE: Republican Crusade Against Public Lands Continues: Stakeholders and the Public Asked to Submit Comments Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bishop has requested $50 million of taxpayer money to be spent on the immediate transfer of public lands to states’ control. The Chairman’s budget request,… Read more »

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Comments due on Oil and Gas lease

Posted February 21, 2017 by Jane Whalen

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A History of the Ownership and Control of Public Land

Posted February 12, 2017 by Tom Butine

The ownership and control of federal public land, especially in the western United States, has been discussed and debated for many years. The debate has grown more intense since 2012 when the Utah legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study (TPLA),also referred to as House Bill 148, which demanded that most… Read more »

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Op-Ed on Oil and Gas Exploration

Posted February 4, 2017 by Tom Butine

Say No to Oil and Gas Development in the Heart of Washington County The local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office is processing an application to lease almost 5,000 acres of our public land for oil and gas drilling near Virgin just outside of Zion National Park and near Toquerville just north of St George…. Read more »

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CSU letter to BLM on Oil & Gas Exploration

Posted February 3, 2017 by Tom Butine

Use this link to download our letter.  Use it for information or just adjust it to make it your own, and then send it to the BLM.  Email is the easiest, but you can also fax it or mail it. Email: utsgmail@blm.gov Fax: 435-688-3252 Mail: Bureau of Land Management, St. George Field Office, Attn: Dave Corry, 345 East Riverside… Read more »

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