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By Roger Dey
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Lincoln area land proposal finds support in recent University of Montana survey

 

Roger Dey

A view taken last year during a flight over the Lincoln proposal area looks northwest, across the Copper Bowls and into the Scapegoat Wilderness. The Copper Bowls would be legally designated as a winter recreation area if the proposal were to be enacted by Congress.

The 2020 Voter Survey on Public lands, a bi-annual University of Montana survey of opinions and attitudes toward the importance of public lands, included a question about the Lincoln Prosperity Proposal (formerly the Lincoln Valley Public Lands Proposal) that showed it had an unexpected level of statewide support.

The survey shows nearly 72 percent of respondents generally support the Lincoln-a...



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