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By Sara Schmidt
Outreach Coordinator Blackfoot Challenge 

Conflict Might Sell, But Consensus Lasts

Continuing to work hard, and together, below the headlines - A Place for All


While presidential nominee hopefuls take turns slinging mud at one another and an armed militia declares a war on public lands, the Blackfoot Challenge and partners continue to work below the headlines, finding lasting solutions by working together. As this onslaught of “political theater” grabs the attention of the media, I’m reassured by the alternative approach many are taking, and have been for decades, to solving conflicts.

I’m reminded of the 80/20 rule, coined by third-generation Helmville rancher David Mannix and Blackfoot Challenge Board member, that suggests we focus on t...

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