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The multifaceted value of our public lands

By: 
Frank Sturges, Aug. 19, 2014

Bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Source: flickr, thronps

The over 640 million acres of federal public land benefit wildlife, recreation enthusiasts, and local residents every single day. They provide wildlife habitat, drinking water, and opportunities to challenge ourselves in the outdoors.
 
Despite these many values, some state legislatures and members of Congress think that public lands are little more than a real estate deal they can hastily undertake to cash a one-time check. As the owners of the public lands that continue to provide value every year, we have to stand up against attacks on our public lands that would hand them over to private interests.
 
 

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