Articles like the one below explain how numbers are manipulated to try to hide the failed federal policies that have been destroying the access, health and productivity of our public lands for decades.
This article, originally published earlier this month by The Flint Report does and excellent job of exposing the truth about the USFS policies. Whether you call them "Closed", "Decommissioned" or "Unauthorized", they all add up to "KEEP OUT" signs all over the West.
Our final portion of the TPL Basic Handbook explains that when you stand up and support the Transfer of Public Lands, you are anything but alone. Counties, organizations, states and individuals all over the nation are standing up together to do what is right...not only for the west, but for America.Read more
5th Annual Carver Colloquium
State Control of Federal Lands: Legal or Not?
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165
6:00pm – 8:30pm
When people discover the Transfer of Public Lands movement they often want to know what they can do to help the movement move forward. Part 7 of our TPL Basic Handbook spells out just what you can do to stand up for something big enough.Read more
Part 4 of our TPL Basic Handbook explains the legality and constitutionality of the Transfer of Public Lands. Opponents want you to believe that it violates our state enabling acts or that acts of Congress have taken away the opportunity. Read below and you will learn the facts. And we all know that "facts are stubborn things." - John AdamsRead more
DNRC Helicopters Barred From Fighting Fires On Federal Land-By Eric Whitney • Aug 21, 2015Read more
Feds won't let state put out wildfires! Says faster aircarft that carry more water don't meet federal standards.
Montana Governor Says Federal Rules Hampering State's Wildfire Fight http://www.newsmax.com/…/Montana-fede…/2015/08/21/id/671314/
"Bullock said in the letter that Montana pilots who have flown UH-1H helicopters on hundreds of wildland fire missions have been told to stand down as blazes broke out "in full view of our aviation staff, who watched them grow as federal firefighters waited for other 'approved' aircraft to be dispatched from distant locations.""
What's wrong with this picture? 6pm on a summer eve, and the streetlights are on! Federal lands are burning out of control 50 miles away, darkening our air with carcinogenic pollution for hundreds of miles. Burning up our forests anf wildlife, destroying homes and property, endangering human lives. And the feds won't let the state put the wildfires out! Time to #transferpubliclands to the states. We can and will do better than WADC! - Sen Jennifer Fielder, MT
Part 3 of our TPL Basic Handbook explain the truth about the intent of the Transfer of Public Lands. TPL Opponents would have you believe that public lands would have to be sold to the highest bidder or that state lawmakers stand to make a buck off of back-room deals. Nothing could be further from the truth.Read more
This week we share with you Part 2 of our TPL Basic Handbook. In this section ALC President, Ken Ivory, explains what lands are referred to in the Transfer of Public Lands and why you can have confidence in the states' ability to manage these public lands. Again, we encourage you to share this information with all you have contact with and help spread the truth.Read more
How did our public lands become public lands? Were they originally federally owned? Were they intended to stay in federal hands? Why did some states get their lands turned over to them? Why have most states in the West not received the lands within their state?Read more