Randy Newberg discusses the effects transferring federal lands to Colorado would have on outdoorsmen and women.
In case you haven't heard, our public federal lands are in jeopardy. Efforts are afoot to transfer ownership of these federal lands, which are currently open to public recreation, to the states they are in. This would likely result in their sale and privatization, effectively locking out the average sportsman or woman.
Colorado offers the most extreme example of the negative impact these land transfers would have on folks who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.
Watch the video to learn more.
"State trust land is not open to for pubic recreational use." I'm not sure if it could be stated any plainer than that.
If you hike, bike, camp, fish, paddle, or hunt, you should oppose the transfer of federal lands. The Colorado example is extreme in that the transfer would immediately lock recreational users from 23 million acres of land that is currently accessible. However, the long term result would likely be the same in other states.
Do your part to conserve our country's most valuable resource by letting the politicians that represent you know that you do not want these lands transferred.