Trust Management: A New Approach

Triggered by the expiration of the Secure Rural Schools Act on September 30, the public  land management problems discussed earlier on this website have reached critical  mass.

The House Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and several member of Congress are drafting legislation that could radically change the way the Nation manages its public lands and fulfills its obligation to local governments and schools whose welfare depends on these lands.  A number of alternatives are being considered: too many and too rapidly changing to be discussed individually here.  The linked PowerPoint on Trust Management – A New Approach is an amalgam of these ideas, modified and with added new ones, that presents one alternative for the future management for Forest Service and possibly other federally managed lands.

To view the PowerPoint, right click and open this link in a new window