Everyone is very excited about Senators Bingaman (D-NM) & Salazar (D-CO) introducing a bill to protect -- theoretically -- the National Landscape Conservation System.
So am I, but I cannot find the actual text of the bill anywhere -- it isn't yet on Thomas and none of the laudatory web pages like this one from the Wilderness Society carry a link to it.
There are always so many details in these things for the devil to hide in, and some of the members and organizers of the Conservation System Alliance are a little squirrelly. It's hard for some people to understand that drawing a line around a place and giving it a new name doesn't always improve the management of the area -- and sometimes makes things a whole lot worse, as in the case of the Owyhee Initiative.
But I'm eager to see the bill, because it just might be everything it's cracked up to be. If anyone has a link, please send it along.