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Federal Lands Interim Committee, Sine Die (?)
by IFRP on 

Following two years of public hearings and deliberations, the Federal Lands Interim Committee submitted their report to the Sixty-third Session of the Idaho Legislature.

One of five bills related to public lands management passed - a concurrent resolution directing Idaho Department of Lands to develop agreements with federal agencies based on the Good Neighbor Authority.

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Federal Lands Interim Committee - 1905 and 2015
by Spatial Interest on 

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.

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