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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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Under the right conditions public lands still have potential for wildfires to spread rapidly and become dangerous.
Public lands are the most basic infrastructure upon which outdoor recreation depends.
According to Calida, the Constitution allows private entities to use public lands for a maximum period of 50 years.
Your consideration of maintaining free access by all stakeholders to public land is appreciated.
News spread like wildfire--western sportsmen were outraged that public lands where they hunt and fish might be put on the auction block.
Particularly in the last 25 years, the federal agencies have attempted to impose the riparian doctrine and the public lands myth on the western rancher through regulation.
Newington's public lands became a town forest when that movement gained popularity after 1900, and timber harvests helped to defray the costs of building a stone school in 1920.
In a nation deeply divided by this latest election cycle, management of the public lands has the potential to be as much a wedge as other critical policy choices facing the electorate.
Twenty years ago, much of the public land around the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona resembled the barren and desolate landscape found in a Sub-Saharan desert.
Senator Kerry opposes oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other public lands and wants stronger environmental laws.
She's also pursuing energy development, logging for "forest health" and motorized recreation on public lands, mountain-top removal for coal mining in Appalachia, and captive breeding of endangered species in lieu of habitat protection.
Ben Higgins accepts the position of manager of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Federal Lands Committee, Washington, D.