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Guest Column: Public Land Is A Priceless Legacy


Last updated 2/6/2017 at 6:54pm

Josh Kelly

Many Americans are concerned about the fate of our national forests, national parks, and wildlife refuges. Thanks to this paper's coverage and an excellent letter to the editor by Sam Edney, you have probably heard about the contents of House Resolution 5 pertaining to our national treasures. The effect of this resolution was to define the value of federal public lands as having no worth in the event of a transfer to state, local or tribal government. I will refer you to Mr. Edney's letter for some of the reason for why transfer to the states is a bad idea.

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