How does that negate ANYTHING I wrote about Yellowstone,for example?
In the first place, the fed ain't supposed to own land, beyond govt buildings, military bases and etc.
That being said, I have no real objection to a natl park here and there... Hell, I didn't even mind federal forests when they were held for the people - That ain't so anymore.
Hell, you can't hardly piss on the ground around here without some federal sh*tbag showing up and declaring it a national wetland, and another one showing up two days later to claim all the land from that spot to the nearest river as an 'eagle flyway'.
They ain't managing the land 'for the people', they're shutting us out of it, and shutting it off.
Try to find someplace to go four wheeling. I got rid of my mud truck because there wasn't a mudhole left - they're all shut down. Same with a four-wheeler and a snow machine. Used to be you could throw a snow machine out of the pickup just about anywhere, and putt on out to any lake, get in some ice fishing, and putt on home. Not anymore.
Try to get a mining claim. Try to use open range. Hell, even firewood permits are getting damn selective.
We're experiencing WHY the government isn't supposed to own land.