Public Lands

The federal government owns two-thirds of the land in our state. By percentage only Nevada and Alaska owns less of its land. Utah forests, watershed, wildlife habitat and recreation areas are at extreme risk due to the mismanagement by the federal government. Under state control and management, these lands could be better preserved, Utahns could have better access, and provide a higher economic return through local stewardship. I will lead the fight for the transfer of federal lands to Western states, it is essential if we are to become a self-reliant state. We live here. We don’t need control our lands.

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