The federal government controls 63% of Idaho’s land, but it is over-burdened with debt and simply can’t handle the job. I believe Idahoans can more effectively manage our lands here than federal officials can from Washington, D.C. In Idaho, we are proud of our natural resource industries and the jobs that they create. I will not sit idle while federal bureaucrats who don’t live here and don’t know us tell us what to do with our land. Or make us deal with larger and more damaging fires because the federal government can’t spend enough money to thin and manage our forests. We can do better. We can use our natural resources for higher paying jobs, protect our environment, and manage our forests more responsibly than the federal government.