Testimony of Thomas M. Lenard Before the Subcommittee on Enviornment, Soil Conservation and Forestry Senate Commission on Agriculture , Nutrition and Forestry

by Thomas M. Lenard on February 6, 1979
by Thomas M. Lenard

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to have this opportunity to present the Council’s views on the inflationary implications of policies which affect the management and utilization of federally owned lands.
The public lands are not, and should not be, operated to maximize the returns from the marketable commodities that can be produced from these lands. Other resource values must also be taken into account. Clearly, questions concerning the optimal utilization of Federal lands involve difficult trade In the current inflationary environment, it is especially important that these tradeoffs be carefully evaluated.

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