Rep. Zinke Flip-Flops on Public Lands Transfer
Congressman votes for bill allowing 4 million acres of American public lands to be managed by states
H.R. 2316 would strip the Forest Service’s authority over millions of acres of forest lands and hand over management of these lands to state-appointed “advisory committees,” comprised of extractive industry representatives and county officials. These committees would manage millions of acres of National Forest lands – designated by Congress as “community forest demonstration areas” – in any way the committees choose.
Wild Montana: Spring 2016
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Gov. Bullock Unveils Public Lands Agenda
Today marks a milestone for Montana and our outdoor way of life
Montana Governor Steve Bullock today unveiled a pro-public lands agenda that not only doubles down on rejecting the transfer of federal lands to the state, but also creates opportunities to expand conservation and recreation on our public lands.
Seven Reasons Not to Transfer Our Public Lands
The costs are just the beginning
As privately funded think tanks and radical politicians continue to promote the idea of transferring American public lands to individual states, it’s important to fully consider the significant consequences that land transfer would have on our economy and our enjoyment our public lands.