Federal Land Management
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The federal government owns almost half the land west of the Mississippi. Strict rules apply to some areas including those designated as Wilderness and National Parks. But on hundreds of millions of acres of federal land, the interests of ranchers, conservationists, energy companies, off–road vehicle enthusiasts and others can, and often do, collide. Despite the discredited claims of rancher Cliven Bundy, his refusal to pay grazing fees exposed some of the many challenges of managing public land for the common good. Please join us to discuss competing claims for access and use of federal lands.
director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
staff writer, The Washington Post; he writes The Post's new political tipsheet email called "Read In."
director of climate strategy, Center for American Progress.
vice president of government and public affairs, Western Energy Alliance.