Suzanne Potter of Arizona News Connection
The Arizona Wildlife Federation and sister groups from across the country signed a public letter Sept. 7 asking the presidential candidates to commit to keeping federal public lands in federal hands.
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Green Party candidate Jill Stein have indicated support for that position. The Republican platform supports transferring federal land to the states – but Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. said recently that his father would not support a transfer. Libertarian Gary Johnson has said he’s open to transferring some Bureau of Land Management property.