What Happens When Publicly Accessible Recreation Land Isn’t Really Public?

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What Happens When Publicly Accessible Recreation Land Isn’t Really Public?

It is not, however, protected the way federal public land is: The Land Board is not required to conduct environmental reviews of management decisions. The Idaho Land Board has approved large land exchanges before. Most recently, in January, nearly 24,000 acres of state endowment land were exchanged for Bureau of Land Management land. Southeast of Payette Lake, around a reservoir called Little Payette Lake, there’s another section of endowment land included in Trident’s proposal. For now, the moratorium on selling or leasing the endowment land around Payette Lake is still in place.

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