In a pre-election interview, Donald Trump said the following about transferring federal lands to the states:
I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do. I mean, are they going to sell if they get into a little bit of trouble? And I don’t think it’s something that should be sold. We have to be great stewards of this land. This is magnificent land. And we have to be great stewards of this land.
(Quoted from page 3 of the April, 2017, issue of The Highlands Voice, newsletter of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.)