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Real Vail
By David O. Williams
Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who grew up in Grand County, Colo., fanned the flames of intense debate over federal ownership of public lands this week, for the fifth time floating a bill to sell off millions of acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land across the West, including more than 90,000 acres in Colorado.

Idaho Statesman
By Zach Urness
Thursday, February 2, 2017

After public outcry, the lawmaker who introduced a bill to sell 3.3 million acres of public land nationwide — including 70,000 acres in Oregon — has decided to reverse course.

Sportsmen thank Rep. Chaffetz for withdrawing bad public lands bill

By Shauna Stephenson
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced last night he would withdraw HB 621, a bill that would sell off millions of acres of public lands across the West.
The bill drew loud protest from hunters and anglers and was seen as part of a larger effort to transfer and sell millions of acres of public lands that belong to all Americans.

Chico Enterprise-Record
By Risa Johnson
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Oroville >> Another $2.5 million grant has been allocated to revamping the Oroville Wildlife Area.

Smoky Mountain News
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A Smokies biologist will give a glimpse of plans for a brook trout restoration project in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Rendezvous Restaurant in Maggie Valley.
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