Daggett County shines with public-lands compromises

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 30, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    @Irony Guy,

    Re: "Sounds like Daggett has decided to conserve 20 percent of the land. Does that mean the other 80 percent is fair game for exploitation, destruction, pillaging, pirating, drilling, ATV-scarring, ad nauseam?"...

    Yes Irony Guy... that automatically means the other 80% they are going to burn, pillage, drill, destroy, exploit, ad nauseum...

    Give me a break!

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 30, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    Compromise... what's that?

    When it comes to "Compromise" and "Wilderness"... that word doesn't seem to exist.

    I tend to think we CAN have Wilderness... AND land for recreation, AND land for farming, AND land for residential areas, AND land for livestock, AND land for wild animals, AND land for ATV riders, AND land for campers, AND land for hikers.

    In other words... I believe in "Multiple Use" (google it)

    But some still insist if there is a human being, or a car, or a rancher's animal anywhere.. it's ruined.

    We need to learn to compromise. Some land for wilderness... some for nature that is accessible, some for ranching, some for everything.

    I like Nature as much as the next guy. But I also like having a job. It doesn't have to be all one or the other.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    Sounds like Daggett has decided to conserve 20 percent of the land.

    Does that mean the other 80 percent is fair game for exploitation, destruction, pillaging, pirating, drilling, ATV-scarring, ad nauseam?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 30, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    "Meanwhile, Bishop says Obama administration officials are letting the processes continue while progress is being made, rather than have the federal government come in and with one fell swoop — a national monument designation for a big chunk of the lands — make a game-eliminating play resulting in definite and restrictive land uses."
    The right wing tells us BO is a dictator who snubs his nose at Congress and the constitution. This is just another example of the opposite. Now if the GOP and the local Utah goverments(which are all GOP) refuse to put a comprimising solution on the table expect BO to step in and designate some additional monuments. Hopefully Rep. Bishop is sucessful but we have a President who is determined to solve problems instead of create them.