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public lands

Land owned by central or local government in trust for its citizens. Most federal lands are managed by the following agencies,depending on a grant of jurisdiction to each:

• Bureau of Land Management (www.blm.gov)
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (www.fws.gov)
• U.S. Forestry Service (www.fs.fed.us)
• National Park Service (www.nps.gov)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.noaa.gov)
• Bureau of Reclamation (www.usbr.gov)
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (www.usace.army.mil)

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Clearly, a [JVA] is not one of the modes by which agricultural public lands may be disposed of,' he argued.
Head of trading standards Dave Picken said the council did not allow horses to be kept on public land, but that tethering itself was not illegal.
Your consideration of maintaining free access by all stakeholders to public land is appreciated.
Crater of Grafton, a member of the Grafton Land Trust board of directors and the Trust for Public Land advisory board, said preserving open space is a matter of preserving Central Massachusetts' identity.
3 -- color) Reed Holderman of the Trust for Public Land answers questions during the announcement of the land preserve.
Fraternal Order of Eagles found that the sale did not constitute a scheme to keep the religious symbol on public land without violating the First Amendment principle of church-state separation.
During its first term, the Bush Administration made clear its intent to fundamentally restructure the American public lands management system.
Much of the region's public land is still used as the San Pedro once was--like a private feedlot for heavily subsidized ranchers.
This year's event will focus on "Keeping the Promise," by asking people to join together to improve the nation's public lands and to honor the work and sacrifice of the members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who built more than 800 of America's national and state parks (see story).
By retaining ownership of any development on public land, the government can ensure that watering holes and other ecologically important features are available for wildlife, as well as for cattle.

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