Press Release – Alaska Asserts Ownership of Multiple R.S. 2477 Rights-of-Way in the Chicken Area

Press Release

March 20, 2013

Juneau, Alaska – Today, the State of Alaska filed suit against the United States and others, asserting ownership of multiple R.S. 2477 rights-of-way in the Chicken, Alaska area. This case seeks to address important issues of federal overreach and protection of State sovereignty concerning management and control of important State property interests.

“Litigation is always a last resort, but we will not stand by while the federal government restricts public access to State-owned rights-of-way,” Attorney General Michael C. Geraghty said. “In our large State with limited connectivity between communities and resources, these rights-of-way are of vital importance.”

Read full Press Release | State of Alaska Department of Law

Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Vision

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We support Governor Herbert’s vision for outdoor recreation released in January 2013. Our commitment to preserving public access helps make Utah “the right place” for outdoor recreation.

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Vision Statement

Utah is the premier place for outdoor recreation.
With its iconic red-rock deserts, mountain peaks capped with world-class snow, productive lands and waters, and active communities, Utah offers all families and individuals unparalleled outdoor recreational experiences—from the backyard to the backcountry—sustaining our prosperity and elevating our quality of life. For generations to come, Utah will continue to be recognized as “the right place” for accessible outdoor adventures.

Endangered Listings for Sage Grouse Would Impact Utah | The Salt Lake Tribune

By Brian Maffly

January 15, 2013

“Bruce Adams and other private landowners in San Juan County have conserved and improved habitat for Gunnison sage grouse by planting forbs, creating wet meadows, putting conservation easements on their land, and even selling out to a land conservancy.

But these measures were not enough to keep federal wildlife officials from proposing last week to list the rare bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).”

Read full story | The Salt Lake Tribune

Gov. Herbert’s Summit to Explore Utah’s Energy Future | The Salt Lake Tribune

By Brian Maffly

January 7, 2013

“Hundreds of energy industry professionals, scientists and policy experts are gathering in Salt Lake City this week for Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Energy Development Summit, an annual forum addressing some of the energy issues confronting the Intermountain West.

“This conversation will help position Utah for an exciting energy future that embraces a diversity of resources and proceeds with a dual focus on responsible practices and economic growth,” Herbert’s office said in a news release.

The summit, which opens Thursday at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, is an outgrowth of the governor’s 2011 strategic energy plan designed to put Utah at “the forefront of solving the world’s energy challenges.””

Read full story | The Salt Lake Tribune