ST. GEORGE – The American Lands Council will hold an informational meeting about the proposed transfer of public lands to state control Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Dixie State University Dunford Auditorium, 225 S. 700 East in St. George.
“Everybody’s concerned about healthy air, water, wildlife and a thriving economy,” Willie Billings, state director for the American Lands Council, said. “With so much of Utah’s land … controlled by the federal government, we feel like state control would manage the forests and the wildlife and everything better.”
Billings said that information about what the American Lands Council is trying to accomplish and what the public can do will be presented at the meeting.
“We’re going to outline how the public can get involved,” he said.
According to American Lands Council website, the group is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization of individuals, counties, business and organizations which was founded by county commissioners in 2012. The mission of the American Lands Council is to secure local control of western public lands by transferring federal public lands to willing states.
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