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REPORTER FACT SHEET: Public Lands, Public Opinion


October 21, 2015

DENVER—In advance of Gov. Jeb Bush’s public lands policy announcement in Nevada on Wednesday, the Center for Western Priorities is pleased to provide this context on public opinion regarding public lands issues in the West.

This fact sheet is drawn from recent public opinion surveys by the Colorado College State of the Rockies project and CWP’s American Public Lands Project. Polling was conducted in 2014 and 2015 by Public Opinion Strategies and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates.


You can download a PDF of this fact sheet at To speak with an expert about public land policy in the West, contact Aaron Weiss at 720-279-0019 or


2015 & 2014 Conservation in the West Poll, Colorado College State of the Rockies Project

2014 CAP Western States Survey, Public Opinion Strategies

The Wildfire Burden, Center for Western Priorities

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