Why Public Lands Media?
There is a need for unfiltered ecological information as an alternative perspective on public lands issues.
Conservative organizations have for years supported "think tanks" that produce white papers, reports, and support economists, scientists, and media that promote the "wise use" agenda that puts private economic interests ahead of the public interest.
State and Federal agencies also are influenced by funding. They often favor private resource exploiters in their decision making process, in part, because their jobs depend on continued exploitation. For instance, if you are a forester, you want there to be logging or you would not have a job.
Finally, many environmental and conservation groups are afraid to advocate for certain positions for fear of alienating foundations or funders.
Public Lands Media will provide information that is unfiltered and provides ecological and economic perspectives that are in the public interest.