The bill introduced last week in the US House of Representatives is a measure aimed to open up western Public Lands currently landlocked by privately-owned land.
A similar bill is also making its was through the US Senate.
Although those interested are mainly looking for hunting and trapping opportunities, the language of the bill does not specify that the action will be for these purposes. Is this an opportunity to reclaim private lands for the people: for recreation, hunting and perhaps even public agricultural projects? Is it a dangerous amendment to our current conservation protections? Is it perhaps a legislative model to consider as we forge forward with our own farm-central objectives?