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Groups say some state lands aren’t accessible to public

August 21, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservation group and hunting technology group say 110 square miles (285 square kilometers) of state-owned land in Idaho isn’t accessible because there’s no public access.

The Idaho Statesman reports in a story on Tuesday that the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX published the report after examining data.

Idaho manages about 3,750 square miles (9,700 square kilometers) of endowment lands it received in 1890 when it became a state.

The groups also say Idaho has about 305 square miles (790 square kilometers) of federal public land that’s inaccessible.

Idaho contains about 54,000 square miles (140,000 square kilometers) of federal public land.

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX say some access to public land with easements that isn’t documented might exist.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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