America’s natural resources have long been a source of the nation’s economic strength. An abundance of minerals, farmland, and energy resources has fueled America’s growth while providing products for a growing population, not only in the United States, but much of the world as well. Yet today, many of America’s vital natural resources remain under federal control, with bureaucracies and politics driving important decisions about their management. The debate over oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a prime example of the politics involved in these decisions. So, too, is the battle over President Bush’s Healthy Forests initiative, which seeks to establish a more sensible approach to forest management.