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In March, Montezuma County commissioners donated $1000 of taxpayer dollars to the American Lands Council, a group that advocates and lobbies for the transfer of federal lands to states. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, Southwest Field Organizer for Conservation Colorado, about the American Lands Council, who is behind their efforts, and why conservation groups, sportsmen, and veterans oppose their actions.

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Hiking trails are a resource that many of us use to explore our public lands. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Gabi Morey, Director of Education and Outreach, and Kathe Hayes, Volunteer Program Director from the San Juan Mountains Association, about the value of trails for recreation, programs they offer to get kids and families into the outdoors, and what is coming up for National Trails Day on June 6th.

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In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest conversations surrounding public lands management in Montezuma County, and the movement to transfer management of Federal public lands to the state.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the implications of the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on Federal misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and driving on public lands closed to motorized vehicles, and the latest on fracking in northwest New Mexico.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss Montezuma County's membership in an organization dedicated to the transfer of multi-use public lands to state control, the passing of a deadline to avoid a national monument near Canyonlands National Park, and who can and should manage a marina at McPhee Reservoir.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Linda Martin, who served as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Mesa Verde National Park for 36 years, about some of her experiences at Mesa Verde and the importance of interpretation to the experience and education of visitors to the park.

The Bishop Public Lands Bill In Southeast Utah

Oct 30, 2014
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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.

Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah

Jul 24, 2014
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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.

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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.

The Importance of Wilderness

Apr 30, 2014
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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.