Access to public lands is critical to sportsmen, recreationalists, off-road enthusiasts, and all individuals who wish to enjoy the many great remote areas our nation has to offer. While there are areas that may deserve special protection, proposals should be thoroughly studied and designations should not be made without careful consideration. If a portion of land is truly deserving of a wilderness or "wild lands" designation, this Administration should not be afraid to engage Congress and the individuals who are affected most.
U.S. Congressman Dean Heller is the Representative for Nevada's Second Congressional District._