Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 4th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government. Derek is passionate about access to public lands, Rural Utah and State's Rights.

Washington County is the first county in Utah to have a county wide land use plan approved by congress. County land use bills create a plan on the ground for how land will be used in the future. One of the problems it solves is the question of what is wilderness. The land use bill lays out what lands will be protected and what lands will be available for uses such as recreation, conservation, and grazing.