Controversy over public lands access and use in southeast Utah has been a major issue for decades. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with San Juan County Public Lands Coordinator Nick Sandberg about the Bishop Public Lands Bill, how San Juan County is contributing to this new public lands initiative, and how residents of San Juan County can get involved in the process.
The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest efforts by the Montezuma County Commission to make changes to the Dolores River Plan, what is happening in southeast Utah around road closures on public lands, and recent developments in the Montezuma County Sheriff's race.
Access to wilderness and public lands is an important part of our experience living in the American Southwest. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College, about the history of our relationship to wilderness, the on-going controversy over access to protected public lands, and why spending time in the outdoors is more important than ever.