Next Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors will be asked to support a pending House bill that strips some 60 million acres of federal lands from possible wilderness designation, including more than four million acres in California.
Anyone taking in the impressive vistas of the Grand Canyon, or awed by the towering majesty of the Statue of Liberty, can attest to the natural and historic value before them. Ever wonder what our country would be like if these icons had not been preserved for public enjoyment and the benefit of future generations? Fortunately, the power of the Antiquities Act to designate these lands as National Monuments has protected these jewels for posterity.
World leaders today gathered in the tiny mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California, in homage to the people who a century ago solved the problems of the world.
They assembled at the monument to John Wentworth, a common citizen and folk hero. It was he who commissioned the document that today is known throughout the world as Revolution Strategies, or RevStrats, but then was simply known as Recreation Strategies, or RecStrats.
RecStrats helped guide the people of Mammoth Lakes into a coherent way to think about themselves and their warring factions.