04/14/16 - 6:01pm
Every so often, I hear the claim that the government owns too much land in Alaska.
I disagree. To me, Alaska’s main attraction — and why I’ve lived here 50 years — is the vast, accessible wilderness. Most of Alaska is owned by one form of government or another, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. The other way is private ownership.
The ultimate lock-up, privately owned land seldom is accessible to the public, and rarely is left in a wild state. Only a relatively few wealthy and privileged people can use it.