The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land
located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska.
Transferring these lands to the state would overload state agencies and could result in habitat degradation or reduced access to our public lands and waters.
Finchem's bills do not explicitly mention public land transfers; instead, HB 2547 seeks to transfer the management of public lands to the state with an emphasis on resource extraction and development.
public lands, the federal land management agencies and their diverse
fifty years and their effect on the federal public lands. It will then
Nationally, BHA "seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters." Tawney is often the face of the organization, lobbying in Washington, D.C., on public land issues and hosting membership drives around the country.
In Oklahoma, he explained why the state should join the fight to keep public lands open.
The case in point is getting the public land
under illegal occupation both in urban and rural areas vacated.
Davis acknowledges that the public-versus-private land debate has entered a "new era." In what may be the most heartfelt section of the book, the author enumerates specific ways in which public lands
must be defended against those seeking privatization; these arguments include "frame public lands
as a patriotic imperative," "seize the historical narrative," and "build as broad a coalition as possible." The book ends with an insightful assessment of "public lands
over the long term," as well as an elegantly written concluding section that answers the question, "What Are Our Public Lands
Don't expect to have a fantasy hunt on Western public lands
, especially if you possess an over-the-counter tag.
are the most basic infrastructure upon which outdoor recreation depends.
An estimated 750,000 acres of Montana public land
are inaccessible behind cornerposts.