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IN THE NEWS: In our opinion: Daggett County shines with public-lands compromises
October 30, 2014
Deseret News editorial Considering all the “players” involved and “fields” in play, one needs a scorecard to track progress with ongoing public lands efforts in eastern and southeastern Utah. And the latest addition to that scorecard? A home run coming out of Daggett County. First, a quick in-game update on the Bishop public lands initiative, bearing the name of Rep. Rob Bishop, the Utah congressman who has spent the last nearly two years trying to broker local land-use agreements. It’s a searc... More
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IN THE NEWS: ABC News CH4-Lawmakers and environmentalists find common ground in Daggett County land agreement
October 27, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – It's being called an historic agreement that can serve as a model to resolve the dispute over public lands in Utah once and for all. Thousands of acres in Daggett County will be preserved as conservation, forest and wilderness areas. In return, the county and state will receive lands for economic development. It's not a scene you see every day in Utah politics, conservative law makers at the table with environmentalist groups to announce a proposed compromise. "We'... More
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IN THE NEWS: Utah county strikes major deal on wilderness, property swaps
October 23, 2014
By Phil Taylor, E&E News A small county in northeast Utah has reached a big agreement on the future management of its public lands, offering a spark to a sweeping legislative effort being led by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). Bishop today was scheduled to join Daggett County Commissioner Jerry Steglich, conservationists, county and state officials, and an off-highway vehicle advocate at the Utah State Capitol to tout a deal to designate more than 80,000 acres of wilderness, swap roughly 12,000 acres ... More
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Utah Public Lands Initiative Takes Important Step Forward
October 21, 2014
Salt Lake City—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, and Daggett County Commissioners today joined representatives from the conservation, outdoor recreation, and sportsmens’ community, to unveil the draft Daggett County lands proposal agreement as part of the broader Utah Public Lands Initiative. Speakers at the event also included Scott Groene- Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, John Andrews- School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, Paul Spitler-The Wilderne... More
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MEDIA ADVISORY-Bishop to Hold 10th Annual Education Conference at Utah State Capitol
October 20, 2014
WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, more than 160 high school students from Utah’s First Congressional District will attend the 10th annual Education Conference hosted by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the Utah State Capitol. Each year students join together at the state capitol to engage in discussions on topics pertaining to the three branches of federal government, history, and the election process. “I am grateful to the teachers, staff, volunteers, and speakers who help make this conference possible for ... More
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