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  •  Public lands are for everyone (11+ / 0-)

    and there are hundreds of millions of acres of them in the federal lands treasure chest. There are also significant treasures in our state and local parks, forests, and wildlife refuges.

    It doesn't take a lot of gear or expense to enjoy the recreational opportunities offered by these lands, as I think Tim Egan alluded to when he mentioned birdwatching and hiking as examples.

    Sally Jewel seems like she has a personal interest in the outdoors and in outdoor recreation, and not just in far off places. It seems like she understands the importance of urban parks, and readily accessible low-impact recreation on our public lands. I salute that.

    Any reversal of the long history of dig it up, dam it, and cut it down priority of of our federal lands will be welcome by millions of Americans.

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:30:45 PM PST

    •  No car has killed my opportunities. (0+ / 0-)

      In some parts of the country having a car is indeed a huge distinction in status.

      Governments care only as much as their citizens force them to care. Nothing changes unless we change -- George Monbiot.

      by Nulwee on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:37:50 PM PST

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