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John Freemuth

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 7:28 am / February 6, 2017

Portrait of John Freemuth

John Freemuth

Department of Public Policy and Administration
School of Public Service

John Freemuth was quoted in a story by The Verge about the popularity of public land and the GOP’s plan to sell it. Freemuth said that sometimes, when public lands get too expensive to manage, selling for a profit becomes more appealing. For instance: “Idaho, for example, makes money by harvesting timber on state land, Freemuth said. But Idaho also has sold 41 percent of its land — 1.7 million acres — to timber companies, cattle ranchers, private clubs and homeowners since it became a state in 1890.” Read the full story here.