Like so much today, the topic of federal land ownership is highly politicized. Two cases in the news highlight the tensions between the two sides of the public lands debate. On one side are those who believe that it is appropriate for the federal government to protect the lands and resources in national parks, forests and other public lands so that they remain in good shape for current and future generations. On the other side are those who believe that Washington overreaches its authority in governing the use of far-off lands, and should transfer this authority to local and state governments.
Read more here. ccpublicprivatejan2018.pdf