Many of them want them preserved so their children and grandhchildren can enjoy them.
Jon Soltz with the "Vet Voice Foundation" that commissioned the poll says they found there's more unity among veterans than partisan politics would suggest.
"We've known for a long time that veterans depend on public lands to hike, hunt and fish and to heal their war wounds. That's not very surprisng. A lot use public lands because they're affordable for veterans and they aren't wealthy."
The polling of post 9/11 vetearns in West Coast states shows veteran's desire to see balanced public policies that protect public lands for future generations.