A fire crew makes a drop from a helicopter near Lowman, Idaho on Aug. 9, 2016. Proponents of transferring federal lands say that states and localities could better manage forest prone to wildfires. But some of those states and localities may not have the financial resources to manage these lands, and fight wildlifes.
A fire crew makes a drop from a helicopter near Lowman, Idaho on Aug. 9, 2016. Proponents of transferring federal lands say that states and localities could better manage forest prone to wildfires. But some of those states and localities may not have the financial resources to manage these lands, and fight wildlifes. Rebecca Boone AP
A fire crew makes a drop from a helicopter near Lowman, Idaho on Aug. 9, 2016. Proponents of transferring federal lands say that states and localities could better manage forest prone to wildfires. But some of those states and localities may not have the financial resources to manage these lands, and fight wildlifes. Rebecca Boone AP

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