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Residents urged to get outdoors for National Public Lands Day

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 19, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    Do your homework. Who is to say states can't run their own lands for public use.

    Can't trust the feds. Why did they turn our public lands to the UN control?

  • SSOLDMAN MONROE, UT
    Sept. 19, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    The land is for all Americans. Not just the select few who don't want anyone else on it. There should be places for everyone to ride, hike, walk or view. Not every place should be set aside for "personal sanctuary". If you want to be a lone you have your own closet! The public lands are PUBLIC, for everyone. Public Lands Day is to promote the beauty of our natural lands. It is a day the Federal Goverment came up with to invite people to visit every state not just Utah, to keep our tourists dollars in America. You are not the only one with rights to be on public lands, we all have that right!

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    Sept. 19, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    ATV users are just as responsible as any other user. There are lands out there for all users. IF the federal government (USFS and BLM) will allow people to enjoy it. Over 70% of the dispersed camping has been closed on the federal lands in my area. I don't call that making lands available to enjoy. And outdoor retailers wonder why they are losing sales? Kids find it easier to play video games and go to public venue entertainment than to play in the outdoors. The most important part of this equations is when there is no interest, there will reason to "save" it.

  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 19, 2011 4:30 a.m.

    Must be something new created by ATV owners. If this day was to celebrate and preserve land, showing ATV's on public land is destructive in nature. I think a more appropriate name for this event would BLM day to remind us all that it is designated protected land for various reasons, water shed, wildlife, and a human sanctuary of peace.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 18, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    Wasn't the lands taken from states for control by the feds?