Public lands are under attack.
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Keep our lands American.
Our American lands are at risk
The idea that America’s national forests, wildlife refuges, parks, and public lands belong to all Americans is one of our nation’s proudest and most sacred traditions. But this powerful ideal, championed by President Theodore Roosevelt and defended by generations of Western leaders who have followed, is under attack.
In eleven Western states and in Congress, a coalition of special interest groups and politicians are lobbying state governments to seize America’s public lands.
The costs and impacts of these proposals are clear and devastating for our lands, for our states, and for our nation.
- Forcing Western states to bear the costs of managing America’s national forests, parks, and public lands would place an extreme financial burden on Western taxpayers, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
- To pay these costs, such as fighting wildfires, state governments would have to raise taxes or sell off iconic national treasures to the highest bidder.
- Seizing American lands would reduce access for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
Most of all, these are American lands. And these political attacks are an affront to our heritage and to the collaborative spirit needed to manage our lands and resources wisely for this and future generations.
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