Board of Supervisors supports sportsmen’s access and local economies over short-term economic gain.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today the Coconino County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution formally opposing wholesale efforts to transfer America’s public lands to the state of Arizona or local governments.
The vote was held amid efforts by an Arizona State Legislature committee to examine processes for transferring or disposing of public lands within the Grand Canyon State.
The final resolution recognizes that:
- Tourism related to federal public lands and recreational amenities accounts for more than $1.1 billion in annual economic impact in
- Coconino County, 40 percent of which is comprised of federal public lands.
- Coconino County has productive and effective working relationships with local, state, and federal partners that have allowed for collaborative development and implementation of critical initiatives, such as the response to the 2010 Shultz Flood, the Flagstaff
- Watershed Protection Program, and the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.
- Arizona currently lacks an adequate budget to fully support and manage its own state lands, including state parks, forests, and other
- areas—the state often relies on federal support for wildfire and flood …Read the Rest