To this point, we have talked about the definition of wilderness, we have talked about the special designations that have been used for potential wilderness, now we have to look at the recipient of the impact. That is the community that surrounds the wilderness areas. There is without a doubt, a significant impact on gateway communities.
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In this segment we would like to discuss the designations that were placed temporarily on land to hold it in a pristine state long enough for congress to determine if they wanted to declare it as wilderness. The only problem with it is these temporary designations have now been in place for almost 30 years. What problems and benefits has this caused and what does this mean for the future?
We hear about wilderness all the time. Sometimes good things, and sometimes bad things. What we need to look at is, what actually makes land into wilderness, and what impacts does that designation mean for everyone? In this half hour special, we explore the pros and cons of wilderness and provide the tools to engage in well informed conversations on the topic. This first segment sets up the conversation by providing a definition of what wilderness is.
In the final segment of this week’s show, the panel talks about what they’d like to see and where they can go from here. They also speculate about the problem being solved legislatively in order to get more appropriations for counties in similar situations.
In this segment, the discussion continues. The county would like to try a couple of different plans to solve the problem. Commissioner Jerry Hurst outlines some of the county’s plans and ideas with input from both sides of the issue.