Perpetual conflict over natural resources has eroded the public trust needed to sustain civil institutions and the ecosystems they affect. Battle has become more virtuous than compromise for the common good, and regulatory mends of the frayed social fabric have further fragmented capacities to handle ecosystems in productively unified ways. Escapes from the impasse sound fairly simple: willingness to respect one another, to listen, to innovate, to trade, and to work toward mutually beneficial futures.
"Reclaiming the commons of public trust,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/10