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Friday, January 27, 2017

Urge Lawmakers: 'No' on Public Lands Sale/Transfter & 'Yes' to Active Land Management

RMEF Members,

The sale or transfer of our public lands to state jurisdiction is no longer just water cooler talk. Despite our continuing efforts and those of so many other sportsmen and women to stop it, there are very real debates and proposals taking place in several western state legislatures. There is also some chatter in Washington DC. 

As you know, this is an extremely dangerous slope to go down leading to the distinct possibility of the permanent loss of public access for hunters and others. Additionally, this is a shell game that avoids addressing the vital need for active management of our forests.

Please reach out to your state legislators involved in such issues as well as your federal representatives in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Urge them to:
  • Vote against the sale or transfer of our public lands
  • Provide land managers with the tools and direction to carry out active land management
  • Create litigation reform so land management work can go forward without obstructionist lawsuits by environmental groups

Find more information here.

Thank you for your support of our public lands. We need to act now! And not just for elk, elk country and our ability to hunt, but for our children and grandchildren too.


David Allen
RMEF President and CEO

1 comment:

  1. This is so important. A bill will be introduced on the floor of the house next week to put 3.3 million acres of public land up for transfer/sale. For perspective, the forest in which I hunt, the White River National Forest in Colorado, is 2.3 million acres. As outdoorsmen and women we are now facing actions by this administration which pose perhaps the greatest threat we have ever faced. MAKE THOSE CALLS!