With oil and gas prices at an all-time low, the BLM continues putting public lands out for bid to an industry that is in an economic tailspin, writes guest columnist Franz Camenzind, even as COVID-19 inhibits public participation.
Franz Camenzind holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Wyoming (1978). As an environment consultant, he conducted numerous wildlife assessments throughout the region, often focusing on threatened and endangered species. Franz spent 13 years as the executive director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. He was a founding board member of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and now serves on the board of Wilderness Watch and is a member of the National Parks and Conservation Association Northern Rockies Regional Council.