For a better understanding of the issues surrounding efforts to transfer federal lands to state and private ownership, please explore these links.

American Lands Council leads efforts to privatize public lands

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Field & Stream: “This is Our Land”

Field & Stream: “Senate: This isn’t Your Land”

National Wildlife Federation: “Why Takeover of Public Lands Simply Won’t Work”

Outside Magazine: “Mr. Benitez Goes to Washington”

Outside Magazine: “The Great Public Land Heist has Begun”

Salt Lake Tribune: “Federal Lands Boost Rural Economies”

Sportsmen’s Access

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Thompson Divide Coalition

Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs

University of Utah: “Economic Effects of Transferring Federal Public Land to State”

U.S. Department of Interior: FY 2015 Economic Contributions

Utah State University: “An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah”

Vail Daily: “Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Injects $# Billion into Colorado’s Economy”

White House Fact Sheet: 100th Anniversary and Economic Benefits of America’s National Parks