To better understand preservation, recreation, and economic development issues on U.S. public lands, we will visit natural and historic sites in the Four Corners area of the United States. We will meet with land managers and explore contrasts between different types of public lands: wilderness, parks, monuments, recreation, and commercial use areas. Students will gain a deeper understanding of environmental politics, policymaking, public attitudes, and stewardship. We will visit the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Nation, Bears Ears, Canyonlands, Flagstaff, Moab, and nearby areas. Students will explore ancient ruins, hike, kayak, rappel, and canyoneer. Participation is limited to ten students due to the fragile ecosystems.