Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and by Doug Goodman, Daniel McCool

By Doug Goodman, Daniel McCool

CONTESTED panorama is a set of essays that body the wide-ranging passions and info of the political debate over barren region matters in Utah and the West. Utah comprises extra Bureau of Land administration acreage than the other country within the usa aside from Nevada and Alaska. to a few this acreage is good enough, to others too little, as a result the talk. The nationwide debate approximately this western factor has persisted almost unabated for over two decades, regarding neighborhood, country, tribal, and nationwide politics and revealing a various nationwide opinion at the worth of desert. Contested panorama addresses this heated debate in goal phrases, averting pejorative labels whereas exploring the positions of either pro-wilderness and multiple-use advocates. CONTESTED panorama clarifies proper legislation, regulations, proceedings, and political job. This booklet presents helpful heritage, studying the evolution of the desolate tract idea, the U.S. structure and desert designation, and the BLM wasteland stock. It additionally addresses "hotbutton" political matters: mining and different extractive makes use of of barren region, nation belief lands, grazing, roadless parts, archaeological assets, and the "cost" of solitude. of their end the editors supply potential recommendations together with a group contextual method of negotiation. The vast variety of views and matters assembled in CONTESTED panorama, even if framed by means of the Utah barren region debate, is far-reaching sufficient to permit every one reader to attract his or her personal conclusions approximately barren region matters within the New West. because the editors finish, this "is now not approximately wrong or right; it really is approximately wishes and values. after we start to reflect on all of those wishes and values, then we are going to discover a solution."

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In seeing the disappearance of wild areas and the general lack of regard for the land, Catlin foresaw the need to protect natural areas and gave birth to the idea of Page 7 having "a nation's park . . containing man and bear, in all the wild and freshness of nature's beauty" (Nash 1982, 101). Catlin's concept of long-term protection for the land fell by the wayside, virtually unnoticed, until Henry Thoreau, whose beliefs paralleled Catlin's, wrote of his experiences and relationships with the land.

Compton, Kirsten Jansen, and Jerold N. Willmore, describes the constitutional framework for federal public lands. And chapter 3, ''Weighted in the Balance: The Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Inventory," by Sara McCormick and Brent Osiek, explains the complex administrative process that the Bureau of Land Management has developed. Section II, "The Wilderness of Politics," includes chapters that describe the raw politics of wilderness designation. Chapter 4, "Drawing Lines in the Desert Sand: The Politics of Public-Interest Groups," by Andrew Fitzgerald and Deborah Schwabach, explores the political strategies developed by the interest groups on both sides of the issue.

We just want to keep things the way they are. These people are going to ruin what we have,'' he explained. The wilderness advocate listened, then replied, talking to me rather than to the man from Emery County. "We just want to protect the land. This is of course the one option that is not available. We can manage change, but we cannot stop the clock. This is especially true for the American West, with its booming population and dramatically changing economy. It is a region of the country that has a label for its recent metamorphosis: the New West.

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