Governor Otter Proposes State Control for Public Land


0  Updated at 11:31 am, February 28th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(BOISE, ID)  —  Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says transferring control of some federal lands to the state would make forests healthier and reduce the risk of wildfires. Otter testified before Congress on Tuesday, urging the House to adopt a pilot program giving the state control of 2 million acres out of 20 million acres of national forest statewide. The land would be managed by a trust board, which would focus on increasing revenue and improving management.

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