Public Lands Throughout the West

While serving on the Nevada Association of Counties Tom was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Interstate Region comprising 15 western states, including Alaska and Hawaii. While serving in that capacity Tom drafted and sponsored several resolutions regarding local government, and participated and collaborated on states rights issues involving public land and natural resources regarding:

  • The Wild Horse and Burros Act of 1971
  • The Equal Access to Justice Act
  • The Sage Grouse Management and Recovery Plan
  • Stopping the ongoing reduction of AUMs
  • Restoring grazing levels to conform with the original intent of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934
  • Using livestock an an effective tool to control cheatgrass and other wildfire fuels
  • Fighting to protect mining from unnecessary regulation through the Surface Disturbance Clause 3809
  • Opposing unneeded and extreme changes to the Mining Law of 1872