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BLM must update inventory

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By the end of the Clinton administration, the Forest Service will have some sort of unified policy to protect its roadless areas. By the end of the Clinton administration, the Bureau of Land Management still won't know where its roadless areas are.

The BLM oversees nearly 23 million acres in Utah, but the agency is stuck in the past, operating on outdated management plans and flawed wilderness inventories. As a result, some of our last wide open lands are threatened by mines, oil and gas development and especially off-road vehicle abuse.

President Clinton should ask the BLM to conduct new inventories and update its management plans before he leaves office. If not, he risks being remembered more for his environmental mistakes than his environmental triumphs.

Andrew Hartsig

Salt Lake City