Author discusses government land use

JOhn D. Leshy Our Common Ground

Yellowstone National Park hosted more than 4.8 million visitors in 2021, hitting its highest recorded number alongside 44 other parks. Although several facilities closed because of the pandemic, reopening national parks resulted in visit spikes as millions of people sought relief and solace in the outdoors. 

UC Hastings College of the Law Emeritus professor John Leshy hones in on this subject and the history of American public lands in his book, “Our Common Ground.” Although several books have been written about primary federal land agencies, “Our Common Ground” is the first comprehensive look at America’s public lands in half a century and explains the political decisions that led the United States to hold one-third of the nation’s land for conservation, recreation and education.

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Leshy spoke at an Earth Week event.