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High Country News February 24, 1992

Sagebrush Rebellion II: Some rural counties seek to influence federal land use

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Sagebrush Rebellion II: Some rural counties seek to influence federal land use

The assumption underlying new county ordinances is that grazing permits are the "intangible" property of the permittee. Federal agencies, meanwhile, insist that grazing permits have always been a privilege, not a right.

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Wilderness water takes another turn

Colorado's wilderness bill -- a controversial compromise between Sen. Hank Brown and Sen. Tim Wirth -- was intended to create 641,690 acres of new wilderness. Instead, the bill has become an engine pushing on Colorado's water developers, environmentalists and bureaucrats to redefine the state's approach to water within and outside of wilderness areas.

Perspective

In search of sustainability

The foresters, economists, sociologists, public land managers and foundation executives at the Defining Sustainable Forestry Workshop came surprisingly close to describing what sustainable forestry might look like.

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