As a retired management consultant who has worked with the state for 30 years (wife for 25 years), I have seen the usual amount of government mismanagement, probably no better or worse than the feds. But what scares me is the rather large political swings that have taken place with the change in governor over the years. I fear that if the state had control, that some of these lands could be sold if a budget crunch were to develop or if a future governor simply had a ax to grind with the feds. Therefore, state ownership would not provide the protection that federal ownership does. Transferring the land to the state would be a slippery slope. I value my access to my public lands way too much to take a chance on this.