We are so lucky to live in a country where so much land is owned by the people. 640 million acres, or about 28% of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States is trusted and managed by the federal government. Here in Utah, over 60% of our state is public land. To me this is positive news! I am all for protecting our wild lands and keeping it wild. This untamed land is the playground for the mind and spirit. And there is a lot more here than the “Famous Vistas”.