Public lands — how they are managed and how they are used — matter. Public Lands are critical to the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat, watersheds, cultural resources, and antiquities. They’re a critical source of outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, and hunting. They are also an important economic engine driving traditional resource use, tourism, and the dollars brought to the states in which public lands reside.
This conference took a look at current public lands management practices, the various voices in support and dissent, and potential stakeholder collaboration toward forward-looking best practices designed to manage, protect, and preserve our public lands for the generations to follow.
Gordon Cruikshank, Valley County Commissioner
Terry Kramer, Twin Falls County Commissioner
Tom Lamar, Latah County Commissioner
MT Governor Steve Bullock
ID Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (Presentation Slides)
Bill Higgins, Idaho Forest Group
Rick Tholen, Society of American Foresters
Will Whelan, The Nature Conservancy
Luis Benitez, CO Office of the Outdoor Recreation Industry
Ashley Korenblat, Public Land Solutions
Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond