Transfer Of Public Lands Would Benefit Montana
It’s a big idea and it’s rightfully reaping big debate nationwide. Can and should states assume control of federally held public lands within our borders?
Many colleagues and experts throughout the west have studied the issue intensively, and we now believe there’s no reason why we can’t. The challenge is to get the facts on the table, put protections in place consistent with Montana values, and prepare our state agencies for an orderly transition.
Montana’s study of public lands shows Montanans want more multiple use access, reduction of wildfire fuels, and more economic pr...