Editorial: Outdoor recreation on public lands a major part of the economy

The battle for control over the usage of federally owned public land began almost immediately after President Ulysses S. Grant signed the legislation that established Yellowstone National Park.

Despite the fact that additional legislation in the early 20th century created and empowered federal agencies including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect and manage federal land, that battle continues today.

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