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lane hog

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Posted: 08/26/19 07:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With how little traffic there is on the forums compared to years past, I wouldn’t read too much into the fact it was left here instead of moved.

As to your comment... there’s no signs that the current administration is even considering restricting access to public lands. There’s hyperbole and pearl-clutching from people who don’t like the fact their side lost an election, but so far, it seems that access is the same if not better.

https://wildlife.org/secretarial-order-signed-to-improve-public-access-to-federal-lands/

https://the-journal.com/articles/100319

http://www.trcp.org/2019/03/21/new-interior-order-supports-recreational-access-public-lands/

https://moabtimes.com/2019/06/07/blm-seeks-more-public-input-on-monticello-richfield-plans/



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Besides funding issues, National Parks suffer from a lack of management.

Drive through Yosemite some time. It has been protected for 150 years, first by the State and then NPS. It is the worst looking forest I have ever seen. Mile after mile of standing dead timber due to fire suppression and protection from logging. It is a recipe that we have learned does not work.

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lane hog wrote:



As to your comment... there’s no signs that the current administration is even considering restricting access to public lands. There’s hyperbole and pearl-clutching from people who don’t like the fact their side lost an election, but so far, it seems that access is the same if not better.



Let me see. Do you really think that after public ground is leased to a private company to drill for oil, or cut the timber you will be allowed, or want to camp in that area?

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Got any real examples, or is it just a what-if?

Plenty of places in TX and NM we’ve seen where gas wells were drilled have been returned to grazing and other uses with zero impact. Actually, the gravel roads made to support drilling rigs were left behind and are better to drive on than what was there to begin with.

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I thought we were talking about National Parks?

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