Another Lands Bill Facade

On January 13, 2015 the San Juan County Utah Lands Council had another meeting to go over different county roads and to decide which roads were needed or not needed on the county’s Congressman Bishop’s lands bill proposal. The group has been at this since 2013 working together to come up with a plan.  Representatives of the Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM) Josh Ewing and Vaughn Hadenfeldt were invited to be a part of the group by the county.  I guess the hope was that by working with the Friends of Cedar Mesa and compromising with…

Is Bishop’s Land Initiative a “Grand Bargain” or Not?

The State of Utah along with several Utah Counties, citizen groups, and Congressmen Bishop, Chaffetz, and Stewart’s staff have put a lot of time and effort into the Bishop’s Land (Bill) Intuitive.   They did this with the hope of bring Utah’s public lands issues to a consensus of all stakeholders.  This was referred to as the “Grand Bargain” in an article in the Deseret News on Jan. 13, 2014. Bishop expressed his views on the initiative: I have observed and participated in the debate over the management of public lands for more than…