The Stegner Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomes John D. Leshy, who will discuss his book Our Common Ground.
This hybrid virtual and in-person event is free and open to the public but you must register here to participate.
Event will take place at
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
About the book:
America’s public lands include more than 600 million acres of forests, plains, mountains, wetlands, deserts, and shorelines. In this book, John Leshy, a leading expert in public lands policy, discusses the key political decisions that led to this, beginning at the very founding of the nation. He traces the emergence of a bipartisan political consensus in favor of the national government holding these vast land areas primarily for recreation, education, and conservation of biodiversity and cultural resources. That consensus remains strong and continues to shape American identity. Such a success story of the political system is a bright spot in an era of cynicism about government. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about public lands, and it is particularly timely as the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.