National forest land in Idaho. Utah lawmakers say they can make a case the federal government must dispose its public lands and the states should get it. Critics say its a long shot and not a good idea.
National forest land in Idaho. Utah lawmakers say they can make a case the federal government must dispose its public lands and the states should get it. Critics say its a long shot and not a good idea. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
National forest land in Idaho. Utah lawmakers say they can make a case the federal government must dispose its public lands and the states should get it. Critics say its a long shot and not a good idea. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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February 29, 2016 5:14 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."

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