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.

Today we sit down with the Garfield County Commission to talk about the effects that the Grand Staircase Escalante Monument has had on Garfield County. Before the monument, there were opportunities for oil and gas development but designation put an end to those projects. The grazers in area have also had challenges because they aren’t able to drop water tanks on the monument.