Sean Morrison has a must-read piece on the importance of keeping public lands in public hands in today’s Independent Record. From the piece:
It is easy to be cynical about government when nightly news is more dysfunction in Washington. That is not a reason to give up governing. We may disagree about how best to manage our lands and our streams. We may fight over how many hunting licenses to issue and we may disagree whether lands should be open to snowmobiles, horses or only snowshoes. But the view that the only way to preserve public lands is by taking lands and streams out of public hands forever is not a solution. It is giving up the task altogether.