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What Exactly Are We Talking About When We Talk About Public Lands?

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If you've paid any attention to the news over the last three years, you've likely noticed that public lands have been coming up a lot. We cover this topic extensively at Outside, writing about feuds between militia groups and land managers, the future of national monument designations, and political battles regarding land usage. But to fully comprehend the discussion, it's important for us to take a step back and define exactly what we're talking about. Think of this video as a primer on public lands, and watch as Erik Nelson explains exactly what we mean when we talk about them.