Your opening statement in the article is incorrect.
“His bitter fight with the Interior Department to renew his oyster farm’s lease ballooned into a national debate over federal land management and sparked skirmishes between environmentalists who wanted Drakes Estero managed as wilderness and conservative groups and others that sided with the business.”
The “skirmishes” to which you refer were not between “environmentalists” and “conservative groups” but between wilderness extremists and SUSTAINABLE AGRIGULTURALISTS as well as the AUTHORS OF THE 1976 WILDERNESS ACT, who wished to see the SPIRIT AND WORDS of the ORIGINAL AGREEMENTS HONORED, as well as those of the ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL orgainzations who BESEECHED IN WRITING AND IN PERSON, those who cobbled together the 1976 wilderness act, to continue the oyster farm and the ranchers.
For amicus briefs filed by SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURISTS, see: https://oysterzone.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/03-14-13-amicus-brief-filed-by-alice-waters-chez-panisse-hayes-st-grille-tomales-bay-oyster-co-multiple-farm-bureaus-others/
For the amicus briefs filed by the AUTHORS OF THE 1976 WILDERNESS ACT, see: https://oysterzone.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/10-22-13-bagley-mccloskey-amicus-brief/
for the reference materials on the 1975/1976 Wilderness Act
Please, correct your article.