Idaho's Legislature authorized a Federal Lands Interim Committee in 2013, and tasked the members to complete a study on the process to transfer title and control of federal public lands to the state. After two years of work, the Committee submitted its report to the Legislature on January 20, 2015.
The report highlighted public forest land history in Idaho - including the transition from a Territory to a State. Were you aware that an ad hoc Committee on Forest Reserves exchanged over 40 letters in the period 1904-05? The "discussion" included letters authored by:
- President Roosevelt
- Forester Gifford Pinchot
- Idaho Senators Heyburn and Dubois
- Governor Gooding
I wonder if their communications are relevant to the current Committee's efforts.