For some of us, with the land managers trying to balance so many uses, and listen to so many of us who own, love and use the public lands, the new rule will seem like a blueprint for conflict. I do not see it that way. At this point in my life, and in what I think I know of history and where we now stand, conflict is a given, and conflict is a positive energy in land management, in politics, even in daily life. When I think of the absence of conflict, I do not think of harmony and progress and solutions. I think of the silence of North Korea. We don't have to agree about everything, and we should not. What we do have to do is make our voices heard, find the common ground when we can. The new planning rule is very clear about making sure that can happen.