Bill, resolution to wrest control of federal lands to state move to final passage in Senate

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    "The Utah Senate took another step Tuesday to push back against the federal government's control of public lands and the resulting financial impacts to the state."

    Do those impacts include fire suppression? How does the state plan to manage that? The feds spend millions of dollars and have vast personnel resources to fight rangeland and forest fires. Does the state have those resources at their disposal? Anyone remember the Milford Flat fire in 2007? 400 federal firefighters were on scene quickly and although that fire grew to monstrous proportions, imagine if the state had tried to manage that fire alone. Has anyone thought about fire management on these lands?