Utah’s public lands are a treasure, not a battleground for partisan politics. Such battles usually exclude those with vested interests from the decision-making process. As I've talked with various interested parties, I have found there is more common ground than many would lead us to believe. Certainly, some public lands are suited for natural resource extraction, but we must preserve Utah’s historical culture, breathtaking vistas, and unique, world-class landscapes for ourselves and future generations. These are among our planet’s greatest treasures. We only get one chance to do this; we can't mess it up.