JANUARY 11–14, 2018

Federal Land Policy and States’ Rights

Martin Nie, PhD

Professor of Natural Resources Policy and Director of the Bolle Center for People and Forests
University of Montana

Jennifer Fielder

CEO of the American Lands Council
State Senator (Montana)

The debate over Federal Land policies begins with the shared recognition that Federal lands are a prized asset. On the other hand, care and management of this asset cost taxpayers more than $5 billion per year, roughly $10 per acre per year. Furthermore, the recreational interests of urban dwellers may differ significantly from others for whom the Federal Lands may be a source of livelihood. Coming to agreement on the management of Federal Lands requires partnership between State and Federal agencies, the expert presenters pointed out. The Forum discussion focused on the issues that require collaboration among all stakeholders to chart a path forward for Federal Lands.

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JANUARY 11–14, 2018

Federal Land Policy and States’ Rights

Martin Nie, PhD

Professor of Natural Resources Policy and Director of the Bolle Center for People and Forests
University of Montana

Jennifer Fielder

CEO of the American Lands Council
State Senator (Montana)

The debate over Federal Land policies begins with the shared recognition that Federal lands are a prized asset. On the other hand, care and management of this asset cost taxpayers more than $5 billion per year, roughly $10 per acre per year. Furthermore, the recreational interests of urban dwellers may differ significantly from others for whom the Federal Lands may be a source of livelihood. Coming to agreement on the management of Federal Lands requires partnership between State and Federal agencies, the expert presenters pointed out. The Forum discussion focused on the issues that require collaboration among all stakeholders to chart a path forward for Federal Lands.

JANUARY 11–14, 2018

Federal Land Policy and States’ Rights

Martin Nie, PhD

Professor of Natural Resources Policy and Director of the Bolle Center for People and Forests
University of Montana

Jennifer Fielder

CEO of the American Lands Council
State Senator (Montana)

The debate over Federal Land policies begins with the shared recognition that Federal lands are a prized asset. On the other hand, care and management of this asset cost taxpayers more than $5 billion per year, roughly $10 per acre per year. Furthermore, the recreational interests of urban dwellers may differ significantly from others for whom the Federal Lands may be a source of livelihood. Coming to agreement on the management of Federal Lands requires partnership between State and Federal agencies, the expert presenters pointed out. The Forum discussion focused on the issues that require collaboration among all stakeholders to chart a path forward for Federal Lands.