If you can control the land you can dictate how it is used, what uses can takes place, and who gets to make decisions. How does Wilderness affect local control over lands within their boundaries.
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What are the impacts on the communities that have Wilderness designations in them. There is a disagreement among people as to what the benefits and costs of Wilderness really are. Some feel it creates an attraction for people to visit these remote communities while some of the people in those communities feel that there are other economic opportunities that are lost.
In this third section of our special on Wilderness in Utah we explore what Wilderness Study Areas are. Some see them as a tool to preserve the character of Wilderness quality land while others see it as a way to create Wilderness without the approval of Congress.
In the second section of our one-hour special covering Wilderness in Utah we look at why the Wilderness debate is different on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Originally those lands were supposed to be sold back to the states or into private ownership. With the passage of the Federal Lands Policy Management Act the role of disposal of federal lands changed to one of retention and management.
The first of seven sections from our one-hour special on Wilderness. In this section Chad Booth looks into the definition of Wilderness. What does the law say, and how is it interpreted by others.