My view: Honor the promise to transfer public lands

By Keven Stratton

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Around the West, modern-day Thomas Hart Bentons are teaching and rallying allies. The National Association of Counties, American Farm Bureau, Republican National Committee, South Carolina Legislature, schools boards, chambers of commerce, among others, have passed resolutions supporting the transfer of public lands. (Copies of these resolutions and more information are available at

We at the Legislative Public Lands Caucus support these measures. Clearly, knowledge and courage are the only obstacles to securing the transfer of our public lands — just like all states east of Colorado have already done.

Keven J. Stratton lives in Orem and represents House District 48, including portions of Provo, Orem, and Lindon. He is a practicing attorney and involved in the management of companies in the areas of construction, agriculture, and real estate.

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