Opinion

  • “My view: New monuments designation reflects conservation values,” January 1, 2017, Deseret News
  • “Heller, Amodei on wrong side of history,” January 16, 2017, Nevada Appeal
  • “Utah officials say they can manage lands better, but look at their record,” December 30, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune
  • “House Republicans start the new Congress with an assault on federal lands,” January 5, 2017, Los Angeles Times
  • “A vacant bully pulpit on federal public lands,” February 13, 2017, Casper Star Tribune
  • “It’s our land. Let’s keep it that way,” December 10, 2016, The New York Times
  • “National parks need our continued commitment,” December 10, 2016, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  • “Guest opinion: Zinke must protect public lands,” February 12, 2017, Billings Gazette
  • “Uphold Bears Ears National Monument. It’s our moral responsibility,” February 12, 2017, Helena Independent Record
  • “Wyoming Legislature should reject transfer of federal public lands to state,” January 15, 2017, Wyoming News
  • “Stop Trump allies from selling the West,” February 8, 2017, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
  • “State legislature should stop wasting time with public lands amendment,” December 18, 2016, Wyoming Tribune Eagle
  • “Extreme Views Don’t Represent Most Montanans on Public Lands,” November 23, 2017, Flathead Beacon
  • “Heritage based on public lands,” February 10, 2017, Missoulian
  • “Hey, Republicans, get your hands off of our federal lands,” February 3, 2017, Los Angeles Times
  • “Land transfer agenda threatens public lands, state budgets,” November 20, 2016, Helena Independent Record
  • “Critics of Public Lands Want to Roll Back Land Protection,” November 21, 2016, Huffington Post
  • “Public lands unite us as Americans,” November 12, 2016, Casper Star-Tribune
  • “Our ‘special places’ are nonpartisan,” October 17, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “Athletes share their love of open spaces,” October 15, 2016, Durango Herald
  • “Stop the movement to exploit America’s federal lands — our lands,” October 5, 2015, Seattle Times
  • “Concerned about movement to transfer public lands,” September 23, 2016, Deseret News
  • “Sportsmen to Candidates: Stand up for Public Lands,” September 15, 2o16, Huffington Post
  • “Public Lands Critical to Olympic Dream,” September 1, 2016, eNews AZ
  • “Olympian benefited from training on public lands,”August 29, 2016, Buffalo News
  • “Enjoyment of public lands strengthens family bond,” August 28, 2016, Columbian
  • “Keep land in federal, public lands,” August 25, 2016, USA Today
  • “Don’t Give Away Our Wildlife Refuges,” August 17, 2016, New York Times
  • “Voice your support for public lands,” August 13, 2016, Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • “The importance of preserving public lands,” August 9, 2016, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • “This Land Is Whose Land?,” August 2, 2016, New York Times
  • “GOP must once again embrace conservation,” July 21, 2016, Arizona Republic
  • “Utah fed fighter’s vanishing act from federalism group a mystery,” June 23, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Federal lands support diverse rural economies in Idaho, West,” June 16, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “Natural Areas Are Disappearing. Lawmakers, Act Now.” May 31, 2016, Real Clear Policy
  • “Our shared public lands face unprecedented threats,” May 18, 2016, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  • “Our public lands are worth defending,” May 8, 2016, Press Enterprise
  • “Lands-transfer salesman can’t deliver the goods,” April 24, 2016, Spokesman-Review
  • “Utahns against parks are like Floridians against orange juice,” April 15, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “New Mexico land transfer experiment ended badly for state control advocates,” March 30, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “‘Public Lands Day’ recognizes the state’s valuable brand,” March 27, 2016, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
  • “Republicans Channel the Bundys With Federal-Land Bil,” March 23, 2016, New York Times
  • “Idaho sportsmen stand to lose in a lands takeover,” March 14, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “Idaho loves outdoors, so let’s hang on to access,” March 14, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “NM recognizes its public lands legacy,” March 13, 2016, Albuquerque Journal
  • “New Mexicans must stand up for public lands heritage,” March 12, 2016, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • “For Cruz, Idaho primary win didn’t turn on INL, public lands,” March 10, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “Public lands: It would be wrong, risky to ignore Idaho Admissions Bill,” March 8, 2016, Idaho Statesman
  • “Elliott State Forest Must Remain Open to the Public,” March 8, 2016, The Oregonian
  • “Bishop is fanning the flames of radicalism in the West,” February 26, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Alaskans who value the outdoors should oppose HB 115’s unconstitutional land grab,” February 26, 2016, Alaska Dispatch News
  • “This land is our land,” February 22, 2016, Oregon Business
  • “Fielder’s public lands ploy hurts Montanans,” February 11, 2016, Missoulian
  • “Make a statement against grab for public lands,” February 9, 2016, The Register-Guard
  • “Ammon Bundy’s handiwork behind anti-BLM fire video,” February 8, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Sagebrush rebels recycle old West fantasies,” February 8, 2016, Durango Herald
  • “Need a long-term solution; celebrate public land,” February 5, 2016, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • “Lands transfer to states? It would take another Dred Scott decision,” January 30, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Land management requires cooperation, less rhetoric,” January 28, 2016, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  • “Public Lands Day: An idea we can all get behind,” January 26, 2016, Grand Junction Sentinel
  • “You can’t ‘take back’ public lands. They already belong to all of us,” January 25, 2016, Washington Post
  • “Anti-public-lands ravings don’t match New Mexico values,” January 23, 2016, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • “The Ideological Assault on America’s National Parks,” January 22, 2016, Inside Sources
  • “Oregon Standoff Is Legally Untenable,” January 18, 2016, National Law Review
  • “Oregon standoff: Answers to questions about federal land ownership and management ,” January 14, 2016, Oregonian
  • “Time to speak out against elected officials who share goals with Oregon militants,” January 11, 2016, The Hill
  • “From Oregon to the Beltway, radicals target public lands legacy,” January 8, 2016, The Hill
  • “Crackpots in Cowboy Hats, and in Congress,”January 8, 2016, New York Times
  • “Federal lands transfer would be a blow to Utah’s recreation economy,” January 6, 2016, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “‘Ranchers’ Demand Less Protected Lands; Native Tribes Call for More,” January 5, 2016, Huffington Post
  • “The folly of giving federal land ‘back’ to Harney County,” January 5, 2015, 2016, Oregonian
  • “Advocates for land grab are extremists in disguise,” January 3, 2016, Helena Independent Record
  • “Don’t give outside public-lands lawyers a $14 million ‘blank check,'” December 15, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Want to know which Utah lawmakers are throwing away your $14 million? Here they are, ” December 15, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Cache County leaders the ones ‘overreaching,'” December 2, 2015, The Herald Journal
  • “Public lands would be in danger if given to individual states,” November 25, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “Logging alone won’t mitigate wildfire risk,” November 18, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “Protect our federal lands from privatization,” November 5, 2015, Arizona Daily Star
  • “On public lands, Congress needs to provide solutions, not charades,” October 26, 2015, The Hill
  • “Federal lands should stay in federal hands,” October 15, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “Support public lands, don’t give them away,” September 26, 2015, Greenville Online
  • “Arizona can’t handle federal lands,” September 13, 2015, Arizona Central
  • “This Land Is Our Land,” August 29, 2015, New York Times
  • “Transferring Public Lands is the same as Auctioning off our Freedom,” July 16, 2015, Twin Falls Times-News
  • “Ivory’s tower built on faulty foundation,” July 15, 2015, The Hill
  • “Don’t let them take our public lands,” July 15, 2015, Jackson Hole News & Guide
  • “Retirees: A growing economic force in the West,” July 12, 2015, The Hill
  • “Finding my way back to me through nature,” July 3, 2015, Albuquerque Journal
  • “Don’t be fooled – land transfers would benefit special interests, not Idahoans,” July 2, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “Clearing up the smoke around wildfire and public lands,” July 1, 2015, Helena Independent Record
  • “Firm hired by Legislature for Utah lands fight has ties to Koch brothers,” June 29, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Boondoggled, 52 percent oppose the state takeover of public lands—but millions will be spent on it anyway,” June 24, 2015, Salt Lake City Weekly
  • “Meet the ‘Snake-Oil Salesman’ From Utah Who Wants to Transform the American West,” June 16, 2015, The Nation
  • “Local governments take sides in transfer-of-federal-lands debate,” June 16, 2015, WyoFile
  • “Utah official who lead canyon protest launches nonprofit,” June 16, 2015, E&E News
  • “Flying our federal flag,” June 13, 2015, Casper Star-Tribune
  • “Idaho’s land grab is foolishness that needs to go away,” June 5, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “Land transfer proponents need to come clean about wildfire,” June 2, 2015, Denver Post
  • “Idaho fits into Ivory’s ‘nonprofit’ business model,” June 4, 2015, Lewiston Tribune
  • “Don’t transfer federal land to individual states,” May 24, 2015, Buffalo News
  • “The Return of the Public-Land Privatizers,” May 20, 2015, Field and Stream
  • “Keep America’s public lands in public hands,” May 8, 2015, The Hill
  • “Lummis ignores sportsmen — and her Wyoming constituents,” May 7, 2015, WyoFile
  • “History teaches that public land grabs mostly miss mark,” May 7, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “Federal land transfer idea fails but won’t go away,” May 6, 2014, Denver Post
  • “Our public lands, a way of life,” May 3, 2015, Casper Star-Tribune
  • “Ten Ways Those Who Want to Give Your Land Away are Misleading You,” May 1, 2015, Huffington Post
  • “Ask those who support HB408, what’s next?,” April 28, 2015, Nevada Appeal
  • “Below-cost management hurts public lands,” April 27, 2015, Albuquerque Journal
  • “We don’t need a study of a bad idea: transferring federal lands to the state,” April 26, 2015, Grand Junction Sentinel
  • “Word Wars – Behind the scenes in the debate over public lands,” April 23, 2015, Chaffee County Times
  • “Roger Phillips: Public lands deserve protection, not liquidation,” April 16, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “GUEST OPINION: Conservatives cook up cockamamy lands amendment,” April 14, 2015, Jackson Hole Planet
  • “Wyoming residents should fight sell-off of public lands,” April 14, 2015, Wyofile
  • “Berman Lands Campaign Seeded With $57,000 from ‘Dark Money ATM,’” April 13, 2015, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  • “DeGroot: Senators out of touch on public land,” April 11, 2015, Casper Star-Tribune
  • “Reader View: Trashing sportsmen and public lands,” April 11, 2015, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • “Letter: Nevada citizens lose out if state takes over more federal land,” April 11, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “The great public lands hoax,” April 10, 2015, Idaho Mountain Express
  • “Willoughby: Senate support for public lands transfer is misguided,” April 8, 2015, Denver Post
  • “Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution,” April 7, 2015, Huffington Post
  • “Bundy’s stance not in line with true conservatism,” April 6, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “Carson sideshow leads to serious answers on public land,” April 3, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “Our Land, Up for Grabs,” April 2, 2015, New York Times
  • “GUEST COLUMN: Public lands in Colorado are under attack,” March 29, 2015, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • “Let’s stop exploiting public lands,” March 29, 2015, Billings Gazette
  • “Public lands are for the public,” March 23, 2015, St. George Spectrum
  • “Osprey Packs: Public lands valuable to our bottom line and way of life,” March 15, 2015, Montrose Press
  • “Washburn: Shady connections in public lands debate,” March 13, 2015, St. George Spectrum
  • “Public Land Transfer Laws: Not Constitutional Then, Not Constitutional Now,” March 11, 2015, American Constitutional Society
  • “The problems with the state movement to take federal land,” March 11, 2015, Center for Investigative Reporting
  • “Access to Nevada public lands threatened,” March 5, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
  • “Letter: Utah fails public lands management test,” March 5, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Federal lands belong to American public, not the states,” March 3, 2015, Billings Gazette
  • “Protect federal lands for all Americans to enjoy,” March 1, 2015, Billings Gazette
  • “Federal lands must not go to the states,” February 28, 2015, Daily Inter Lake
  • “Front groups trying to buy MT politicians,” February 27, 2015, Missoulian
  • “Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation : Nevada Senate resolution threatens outdoor recreation,” February 27, 2015, Nevada Appeal
  • “This land is our land, not lawmakers’,” February 26, 2015, The Arizona Republic
  • “Exposing the effort to seize America’s public lands,” February 26, 2015, Hatch Magazine
  • “Fresh Ideas: Hands off our public lands,” February 25, 2015, Nevada Appeal
  • “Rally for Public Land,” February 25, 2015, Flathead Beacon
  • “Utah’s public lands aren’t about to change hands,” February 24, 2015, High Country News
  • “Reader Comment: Defending Public Lands,” February 22,2015, Twin Falls Times-News
  • “A cynical ploy to take our federal lands,” February 18, 2015, Durango Herald
  • “Public lands: Transfer would kill golden goose,” February 17, 2015, Missoulian
  • “Transfer is a folly no matter how you look at it,” February 17, 2015, Helena Independent Record
  • “Montana Wood Products Association: Don’t transfer federal lands to state,” February 14, 2015, Missoulian
  • “Letter: Real estate legislators,” February 11, 2015, Desert News
  • “Letter: Land transfer is part of ALEC game plan,” February 11, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Public lands: Transfer unconstitutional, wasteful,” February 10, 2015, Missoulian
  • “Caldwell: It’s foolish for states to want to take over federal lands,” February 9, 2015, Denver Post
  • “Opinion: Utah needs to rethink self-regulating public lands,” February 8, 2015, The Independent
  • “All outdoor sportsmen should care about federal lands bill,” February 7, 2015, Wyoming Tribune Eagle
  • “Guest Opinion: Idaho Legislature should stop futile exercise over taking control of federal lands,” February 3, 2015, Idaho Statesman
  • “We’d lose too much with transfer of federal lands,” January 25, 2015, Helena Independent Record
  • “Keep public lands public,” January 25, 2015, Logan Herald-Journal
  • “Protecting our birthright: or a bowl of warm porridge?” January 15, 2015, Provo Daily Herald
  • “GOP faces backlash in selling public land,” January 7, 2015, Jackson Hole News and Guide
  • “Comparing Rep. Ivory to Gandhi,” January 6, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Rep. Ivory the king of conflicts,” January 2, 2015, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “An outdoorsman’s hopes for the new year,” January 1, 2015, Corvallis Gazette-Times
  • “Land Transfer Sets State Up for Failure,” January 1, 2015, Flathead Beacon
  • Letter from Colorado river outfitter, January 1, 2015, Grand Junction Sentinel
  • “My New Year’s Wish: Stop the Silly Talk of Selling Public Land,” December 31, 2014, Outdoor Life
  • “Public lands transfer boondoggle continues to find support in upcoming session,” December 25, 2014, Helena Independent Record
  • “Op-ed: Land-transfer study based on shakiest of assumptions,” December 25, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Calling Utah’s bluff on public lands,” December 24, 2014, Grand Junction Sentinel
  • “Don’t fence me out,” December 24, 2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • “Transfer of public lands should top the list for all outdoor lovers,” December 24, 2014, Denver Post
  • “Utah’s land grab,” December 23, 2014, Deseret News
  • “Dunn gets public lands wrong,” December 20, 2014, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • “America’s public lands — our greatest gift to each other,” December 19, 2014, Craig Daily Press
  • “Quit gambling on public lands,” December 18, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune
  • “Big Risk, Low Return—Just Your Kind of Investment,” December 15, 2014, Lewiston Tribune
  • “Colorado’s approach for managing land is far superior to Utah’s,” December 14, 2014, Denver Post
  • “State of Utah a single-use land mismanager,” December 12, 2014, Ogden Standard-Examiner
  • “Land transfer unlikely to benefit Utahns,” December 11, 2014 Logan Herald-Journal
  • “Transfer Public Lands? Why Would We Do That?” December 10, 2014, Huffington Post
  • “Commission will pursue outside counsel for public lands fight,” December 9, 2014, Deseret News
  • “Dunn’s rhetoric on public lands disturbing,” December 8, 2014, Las Cruces Sun-News
  • “Public lands belong to all Americans,” December 7, 2014, Albuquerque Journal
  • “Ken Ivory and Gov. Herbert are bamboozling you about public lands,” December 7, 2014, Southern Utah Independent
  • “Opinion: Transfer of public lands will cost us in more ways than one,” December 6, 2014, Southern Utah Independent
  • “My view: Land takeover won’t help education,” December 5, 2014, Deseret News
  • “Access Denied: Is Uncle Sam Selling Your Public Land?” December 5, 2014, Petersen’s Hunting
  • “State takeover of public lands would harm NM,” December 4, 2014, Las Cruces Sun-News
  • “This Land is Your Land: Let’s keep the public in public lands,” December 2, 2014, WyoFile
  • “Put politics aside and begin planning for our state lands,” November 23, 2014, Las Cruces Sun-News
  • “The unsung value of our public lands,” November 19, 2014, Helena Independent Record
  • “Drop idea of transferring federal lands,” November 17, 2014, Missoulian
  • “Reader View: Public lands must be protected,” November 8, 2014, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • “The push is on to “take back” public lands,” October 30, 2014, High Country News
  • “Halt Beauprez’s federal land-seizure plan,” October 30, 2014, Coloradoan
  • “Fighting for Montana’s public lands is a bipartisan effort,” October 28, 2014, Helena Independent Record
  • “Fielder is mistaken on the federal lands transfer,” October 27, 2014, Helena Independent Record
  • “Will there be a ‘hostile takeover’ of western public lands?” October 27, 2014, Summit County Citizens Record
  • “The Land Grab Out West,” October 26, 2014, New York Times
  • “What Transferring Lands Would Entail,” October 23, 2014, Flathead Beacon
  • “Federal land transfer idea is fiscally irresponsible,” October 22, 2014, Flathead News Group
  • “Don’t threaten public land, October 22, 2014,” Great Falls Tribune
  • “Can states manage public lands better than the federal government? No,” October 17, 2014, Denver Post
  • “Keep Public Lands in Public Hands,” October 9, 2014, Flathead Beacon
  • “Ranchers beware of proposed land transfer,” October 6, 2014, Montana Standard
  • “Outdoorsmen skeptical of land transfers,” September 29, 2014, Las Cruces Sun-News
  • “Public lands: Major problems with transfer idea,” September 30, 2014, Missoulian
  • “Use caution with federal land management discussion,” September 26, 2014, Missoulian
  • “Land Transfer is a Road to Ruin,” September 24, 2014, Flathead Beacon
  • “Keep them public,” September 24, 2014, Colorado Springs Independent
  • “Contrary to Rhetoric, Westerners Want to Keep Public Lands in Public Hands,” September 12, 2014, Roll Call
  • “No place for land transfer under Big Sky,” September 15, 2014, Montana Standard
  • “Public lands: Montanans cherish the land,” September 14, 2014, Missoulian
  • “Public lands: Advocates must provide answers,” September 7, 2014, Ravalli Republic
  • “Land transfer is a prelude to privatization,” September 3, 2014, Montana Standard