How Will The Trump Administration Manage Public Lands?

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The Colville National Forest provides opportunities for hiking, hunting and recreation, but locals in Northeastern Washington complain about lack of access and declining forest health. (Emily Schwing/Northwest News Network)

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as president on Friday, and there are a lot of unanswered questions about how he’ll govern the country.

One issue rural America is looking for answers on is public lands: how they will be managed under a Trump administration, whether or not the government should transfer control of the lands to states and even the possibility of selling off the property. It’s a much-discussed topic in rural Washington state.

Emily Schwing (@EmilySchwing) of Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network reports.

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