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UPDATED: Draft Of "Grand Bargain" For Utah Public Lands Draws Attacks

Legislation that addresses the use of 18 million acres of public lands in Utah contains "something for everyone to like, and something for everyone to hate," U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Wednesday while publicly releasing the 65-page measure he believes can gain congressional passage this year.
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GAO Report: NPS Revenues Up, But Not Keeping Pace With Inflation

It's a good news, bad news story. The good news is that the National Park Service's revenues increased 15 percent between 2005 and 2014. The bad news is that the increase didn't keep up with inflation, and in the end total funding for the agency actually went down by 3 percent, according to an investigation by the General Accounting Office.
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UPDATED: Petition Drive To Keep Historic Names In Yosemite National Park Gaining Momentum

A petition drive launched soon after Yosemite National Park officials said they would change the names of historic lodges rather than entertain DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite Inc.'s request for $51 million in exchange for the trademarks and other intellectual property is gaining momentum.
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What Will Rep. Rob Bishop's "Grand Bargain" Offer The Public Lands Kingdom?

For more than a little while U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has been working with Utah counties and associated stakeholders on a plan for public lands: which might be open to energy development, which might be protected as jewels in the public lands kingdom. On Wednesday, the congressman is expected to reveal his plan in Salt Lake City at the Capitol.
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