Environews: Collaboration is the answer to public lands issues

By Amy Brunvand

– By Amy Brunvand

In March, the Wallace Stegner Center released a fourth report analyzing the transfer of public lands idea, which has this to say: “Respectful dialogue, collaborative relationships, adequate agency funding, and locally supported land exchanges can address many of the problems responsible for frustration over public land management, especially if coupled with programs to help rural communities transition to a more sustainable future. These efforts can bring competing interests together, empowering stakeholders to forge mutually acceptable solutions based on common interests rather than hardened polarized positions. They have worked in the past and can work again.”

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This article was originally published on April 5, 2016.