Dear Editor,

The Grand County Council is considering asking for ownership of Sand Flats as part of the Bishop proposal.

The county should not control or own Sand Flats. If the county owns Sand Flats, the style of management can change every two or four years, depending on the ideology of the council.

Our prior council would probably have allowed oil wells in or next to the area. The current council probably would not. The area needs a consistent management philosophy and not a management philosophy that can change from year to year.

This is one of the premier tourist attractions in our area and the largest area close to town where families have the opportunity to camp and recreate. Local counties do not have the discipline to tell the extraction industries or developers no, and should not own public lands.