A new survey conducted by the University of Montana and Stanford University says a majority of Montana residents support transferring at least some federal public lands to state control. This is a shift from earlier polls and shows growing support for the concept.
Nearly 30 percent of the land within Montana’s borders is controlled or claimed by the federal government.
According to the poll, about 59 percent of Montanans want at least some federal lands to be transferred to the state.
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