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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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Whether it's trail maintenance at Centre County's Black Moshannon State Park, or trail work at Oil Creek in Venango County, National Public Lands Day gives each of us a chance to contribute to the betterment of our public lands for this and future generations of Americans," said Dunn.
To identify primary public land and property holdings in Kampala (KCCA, ULC).
Your consideration of maintaining free access by all stakeholders to public land is appreciated.
Over the past five years, though, Bush administration policies in the west--accelerating drilling on public lands and waiving protections on water quality and wildlife--have given this odd couple a common enemy.
The United States, through its Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of Interior, and Bureau of Land Management, had attempted to reclassify the Pine Creek Ranch in central Nevada as public land, and thereby take the ranch without compensation to the owner, Wayne Hage.
More importantly, it represents the first broad program by towns to reacquire long-lost public lands, a trend that has scarcely slackened and is being continued today by a variety of groups-land trusts prominent among them.
Today, cow and sheep ranchers lease approximately 300 million acres of public land in 11 Western states.
Wants to ease laws that ban oil, mining, and logging companies from public lands.
Our conversations with the Secretary [of Interior Norton] show her greater appreciation of public recreation on public lands.
Ben Higgins accepts the position of manager of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Federal Lands Committee, Washington, D.
Instead, their agenda is to block access to public lands for ATV riders and others involved in motorized recreation,'" Morris said.
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).