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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Landscalping: The Arrogance of Modern Resourcism

Where are some wildland conservationists, urban environmentalists and the teachers of natural resource management in foresty, soil, mining, architecture and engineering schools missing the boat? (And who really believes that land grant universities have become co-opted by the Left)? When Dave Foreman, one of the original founders of EarthFirst! and a major thinker in the rewilding movement weighs in on the first question, as he does here, it's difficult for anyone, no matter where on the ideological spectrum they reside, not to take his observations seriously. Here, Foreman, who oversees The Rewilding Institute, offers an intellectual meditation on science, the original notions of stewardship in public land management, the arrogance of what he believes is still being taught in some American universities, and the ways that human civilization needs to adapt its thinking. College students and profs who regularly visit NewWest.Net take note: Foreman's piece here, which provides a historical perspective, is as fine and provocative a lecture as you'll receive in class. Whether you agree may be another matter.

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