A constant theme of the Trump presidency is the exploitation of public lands and resources by private corporations. (Yes, it has happened before, but it has been much worse during the last three years -- think of the damage done by Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke, as cases in point) The U.S. Forest Service has released a proposal that would eliminate and drastically reduce public participation in about 93% of land management projects. The intended purpose is to to streamline the logging, mining, drilling and other destructive commercial exploitation of the public lands. In the canyoneering community, we have concepts of "ghosting" to minimize the impact of our activities on the natural environment. There is no concept of ghosting when private corporations exploit public lands for their own private profit. Once the trees are cut down, the natural gas extracted, the precious ores mined, the companies don't give a damn about the destruction of the landscape. Considering the few wild spaces that remain, continued destruction of natural habitat is sheer unadulterated cruelty toward wild animals. It also ignores the needs of the American public who need to escape the concrete jungles and spend time in nature. Correction: the private corporations who are intent on exploiting the public lands do have a concept of "ghosting." After making all the money they can, they will be no where to be found -- that is, like a ghost -- when it comes to cleaning up the mess they created. The promised jobs they swore to create will also belong to the "ghost" category as well -- nowhere to be found. At any rate, go to this link and voice your comments: https://www.accessfund.org/take-act...service-attempting-to-silence-american-public I hold no animus toward my fellow adventurers, but I am sick and tired of the destruction of Americans' public lands.