A poll conducted by Colorado College reveals that 73% of Wyoming voters think of themselves as conservationists. Program coordinator Brendan Boepple says polled residents also believe that public lands support the state’s economy and that they should not be sold to alleviate deficits.
A new National Wildlife Federation Poll shows that protecting public lands and addressing climate change is big for those who hunt and fish. Given a choice between protecting America’s public lands and prioritizing the production of oil, gas and coal, 49 percent want to protect public lands and just 35 percent choose fossil fuel production. John Gale of the Wildlife Federation says maintaining and improving access to public lands also ranked high on the priority list.