Shared Values On Public Lands

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…

Ownership and Control of Public Lands

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…

Utah versus Public Lands

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…

Clarke-Vickers Letter – invitation to dialog

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…

RMP Comments

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…

Bishop’s Crusade to take over Public lands

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,…