Outdoor Idaho, from our partner station Idaho Public Television, premieres tonight with “The People’s Land.” EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz gives a preview on EarthFix.
Idaho is almost two-thirds federal land - managed by agencies including the U.S. Forest Service and the federal Bureau of Land Management. That makes up about 33 million acres of deserts, mountains, lakes, rivers, and wilderness area.
Many in Idaho wonder if the federal government has too much say in how that land is used. But like any good issue, there is a valid argument that if the land was privatized and sold off to the highest bidder that the landscape as it is today would likely disappear.