Video: Outside Explains What the Term “Public Lands” Means and Why it is Important

Federally owned (aka “public”) lands have been in the news a lot recently thanks to President Trump’s decision to review many of the protected areas that have been designated at national monuments from the three presidents that held office prior to him. Some of those areas could see their protected status go away, potentially opening them up to commercial development. So what exactly does this mean for us? What are public lands exactly? In this vide Outside magazine explains what defines these places and why we as outdoor enthusiasts should take an interest in what is happening with those spaces right now. If you’re not aware of this situation this video will help explain it further.

Kraig Becker