Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative – Status Report

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“The Public Lands Initiative is a locally-driven effort to bring resolution to some of the most challenging land disputes in the state of Utah. The initiative is rooted in the belief that conservation and economic development can coexist and make Utah a better place to live, work, and visit.

Achieving success in the Public Lands Initiative requires a commitment to guiding principles and clearly articulated goals. Adherence to the three C’s of Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity will ensure that the initiative stays on track and produces the types of outcomes that benefit local communities, the state of Utah, and the nation at-large.”

Download the full text of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Status Report for Stakeholders, Interested Parties, and the Public prepared by staff from the offices of Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, and Chris Stewart.

Bishop Seeks Grand Bargain on Public Lands | The Salt Lake Tribune

By Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune

April 15, 2013

Tired of the gridlock over how to manage federal lands, Rep. Rob Bishop is attempting to bring together all sides of the issue to find common ground to either preserve or drill.

The Utah Republican is one of Congress’ top cheerleaders for oil and gas development and a dogged critic of environmentalists — but he says it’s time to tone down the rhetoric and seize on a change at the Interior Department to get beyond the bitter feud in the public-lands debate.

Bishop has invited energy companies, green groups, local officials and other interested parties to submit their plans for what they want to get done and hopes to craft legislation to bring up later this year.

Read full story | The Salt Lake Tribune

Legislature to Feds: Give up Public Lands | KSL.com

By Ami Joi O’Donoghue

February 21, 2012

“A legislative committee Tuesday endorsed four public lands bills that demand the federal government relinquish title to lands it owns in Utah.

The bills let the federal government retain control of the state’s five national parks, set up a public lands commission and provide for funding for the state to force the action in federal court.”

Read full story | KSL.com