Sunday, September 5, 2010

Catron County: the new tribal reservation of our age

An extraordinary and accurate article about the impacts of environmentalism on Catron County, NM. A must-read!

Wilderness’ Economic Revolution – Catron County
By Stephen L. Wilmeth

....Could it be that Catron County has been for years the new tribal reservation of our age? It is there that those from afar dictate what is best for its residents. It is there that organized management of the commons is all encompassing. It is there that the voices and deeds of its citizens are suppressed by state and federal leadership that seem to be in an ever tighter lock step with the absentee environmental movement.

There is, though, something in Catron County that some special leader must recognize. It is there that the model of modern wilderness must be reinvented . . . or the West is in a much bigger dilemma than can be imagined.

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