What comes to mind when you hear “Public Lands Transfer”?
For many of us, it probably goes in one ear and out the other with all of the other noise out there in the news…
But this is a serious deal that could negatively impact your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and every generation after that.
Because the word that should come to mind when you hear public lands transfer is “STEALING”.
Sounds tough, but that really is what happens during a public lands transfer.
You see, the public lands in America belong to all of us.
You, me, our neighbors, everyone.
Do you know how much land we own?
And most of them are wide open for us to explore, hunt, fish, camp, and enjoy with family and friends.
But when a public lands transfer takes place (either from a state transfer or selling directly to a private group), we lose our rights to use the land how we like.
Here is why you should care:
When a state takes over public lands, they have the right to tell you that you can no longer fish, hunt, or camp on the land
But even worse, when states get in financial trouble (which the vast majority of them are in currently), one of the first things they sell is their land… and when it sells to a private owner, not only can you not hunt or fish on that land that used to be yours, you can’t even step foot on it
The National Parks and federal lands employ 6.1 Americans currently. If this land is sold, the states are not required to keep these jobs in place
Help spread the word and educate your friends and family on why they should not support public lands transfers.
Great job Trout Unlimited and Sportsmen’s Access for putting out these videos.
Note: There are two videos below on this subject of public lands transfer.