HELENA, Mont. -

A revised draft report on federal land management problems in Montana will be released to the public after some lawmakers complained of a "hidden agenda" to transfer management of federal lands to the state.
The Environmental Quality Council voted Thursday to release the amended report, which now says the Legislature should not pursue a management transfer until all other options have been investigated.
Some Democratic members of the council complained Wednesday that the report was slanted toward the idea of the state taking over the management of federal lands in Montana.
The revised report recommends reducing wildfire fuels, maintaining or increasing access for multiple uses, and increasing economic production associated with natural resources. The report will be available for public comment in the next month.