An elected official from Idaho visited Kingman Monday in his quest to generate support for the effort to transfer federally managed public land in western states. Idaho County Commission Chairman Jim Chmelik was pleased with Mohave County Board of supervisor support for the effort led by the Western Landmark Foundation.
“This is a fight we can win,” Chmelik said. He is trying to get support from 50 counties and a half-million dollars in seed money to pressure the federal government into transferring the ownership of public lands to local governments.
Chmelik said Mohave is one of eight Arizona Counties supporting the initiative.