Our public lands: Best Idea Ever

Public lands are our birthright as American citizens. And we will not give them up.

Congress has wasted no time in trying to take away your birthright.

While some say it’s simply “transfer” — an effort to “better manage” public lands – the truth is, the distance between transferring and selling public lands is very short. Most states that would manage these lands have already sold significant portions of their formerly public state land to the highest seller.

Public lands are our birthright as American citizens. And we will not give them up.

Whether you call it sale, transfer, or divestiture, allowing public lands to fall from public ownership would represent the triumph of cynicism over democracy. We — you and me, all of us who own these lands by virtue of our citizenship — can make sure that never happens.

Comment today!

Elected officials need to hear your voice. National Monuments and the Antiquities Act have been bipartisan tool for conservation for more than a century.

Visit our National Monuments page to stand up for public lands in your state. 

Monument 101:

Here’s some basics on monuments:

1. They protect existing public lands.

2. Monuments are tailored to the region, keeping traditional uses in tact.

3. They protect our hunting and fishing.

4. They are a tool used by the President when Congress cannot come to an agreement.

5. They ensure the public has a voice.

MAKE NO MISTAKE

TRANSFER IS SALE

MAKE NO MISTAKE

TRANSFER IS SALE

PERCENT OF STATE LAND SOLD

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New Mexico

33% SOLD!

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New Mexico

55% SOLD!

%

Colorado

38% SOLD!

%

Oregon

77% SOLD!

%

Idaho

35% SOLD!

%

Nevada

99.9% SOLD!

Now leaving public lands

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