A legal review by Brigham Young University of Utah's HB 148: The Transfer of Public Lands ActRead more
By Commissioner Jim Chmelik
Idaho County, Idaho
Saying Idaho Deputy Attorney General Steve Strack has the final word on the legality of disposing public lands is like saying Stephen Douglas had the final words in his defense of slavery during his presidential debates against Abraham Lincoln.Read more
By Ken Ivory
You have likely seen the red and white map - the federal government controls more than 50 percent of all land in the western states, but less than 5 percent of lands in states east of Colorado. Why the difference?
Several have asserted it is because western lands are arid; therefore, the federal government keeps them forever. Oregon, Washington, and Alaska are the states with the most precipitation, and yet they have 53 percent, 45 percent, and 62 percent federally controlled lands respectively. So much for "arid."Read more
The fight over land ownership between states and the federal government in the US has been brewing for over a century now, as the feds own much of the land in this country. Originally, the feds took much land with the supposed intention of giving it back to the states, but they've failed to do that over the past 100 years. Now, Utah wants its land back, as the feds own about 65% of the state. They've given the feds until Dec 31 to give them back their land, and the feds show no interest in complying. Get the popcorn ready - it's time to fight over land rights in the US. The Resident discusses.Read more
The national government of Canada is cooperating in good faith and has transferred lands, water and resources to its provinces and territories -- but NOT the United States. With all that's going on in the world and the economy, shouldn't the federal government focus on doing well those things that only it can do -- like world peace and a sound monetary system? Why won't the federal government honor the very same statehood terms to Utah and the Western states to transfer the public lands that it already honored with all States east of Colorado so that these lands can be managed by those whose lives and livelihoods most depend upon the wise stewardship of the lands?
Word of our federal government's blatantly unequal, discriminatory treatment of the western states is getting out internationally. Watch and share this RT News Report and, if you are ready to take a stand, Sign & Share this Petition.
Recording of the Transfer of Public Lands Webinar on 4/24/14 with Representative Ken Ivory, Representative Keven Stratton, and Senator Jennifer Fielder.Read more
In the video below, Montana's own, Carl Graham, and Utah Representative Rob Bishop discuss the significance of this effort. Take in this informative discussion and be better prepared to talk about this with your friends and colleagues.
American Lands Council Press Conference from the October 2014 multi state public lands conference.
Ken Ivory visiting with Rod Arquette about the White Paper entitled "A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement" by Robert Keiter and John Ruple. Ken discusses the failures in their paper and the reasons they have failed to see the big picture.
The only ones who want to keep the failed public lands policies are those who want to increase federal control over our lands. This failed federal lands policy is “killing Western communities, draining education resources, closing off recreation & grazing access, and burning up our forests.”Read more
1828 Resolution: The western states simply had enough. They banded together and sent petition after petition, resolution after resolution, and delegation after delegation to Congress. They complained:Read more
Learn the basics of the Transfer of Public Lands and why our nation needs YOURead more
New to the Transfer of Public Lands? Learn the basics with this video.
A complete overview of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement by Ken Ivory.Read more
A complete overview of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement by Ken Ivory.Read more
A Complete overview of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement given by Ken Ivory.Read more
A complete overview of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement by Ken Ivory in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 2014.Read more
What results are we seeing from current federal land management? Not very positive ones. Learn more by watching this video. This is a clip from The County Seat. Find the entire episode, along with additional episodes, at TheCountySeat.TV.
Rep. Ivory explains how Utah plans to move forward with the Transfer of Public Lands.
This is an excerpt from The Count Seat. This and other complete episodes can be found at TheCountySeat.TV.
The Federal Government owns around 50% of the West. How did they get the land in the first place?
Like most things, the key to a successful transfer of public lands is educating our leaders and neighbors.
Many ask why there is a difference between states east and west of Colorado. U.S. Senator Mike Lee and UT Representative Ken Ivory explain that there shouldn't be a difference because the Promises are the Same.
Kane County UT Commissioner Doug Heaton explains what will happen to public lands after they are transferred to the states.
Ken introduces the question "Why does the federal government control more than 50% of all the lands west of Colorado?"
Ken Ivory explains the two most common misconceptions about why the states east of Colorado control their public lands, while states in the west are still controlled by the federal government.
Ken Ivory explains Utah's House Bill 148, passed in 2012, The Transfer of Public Lands Act.
Kane County, Utah Commissioner Doug Heaton explains what the American Lands Council is all aboutRead more
Complete Episode of The County Seat which aired in 2013Read more
Ken Ivory explains that it's not only possible, its already been done!Read more
TPL is all about giving states claim to their Constitutionally given sovereignty.Read more
Dispelling the myth that the states didn't want to claim their lands backRead more
There is an obvious difference between states east and west of Colorado. But, there shouldn't be because the Promises are the SameRead more
An overview of the constitutional arguments for and against TPLA.Read more
Alan Gardner and Ken Ivory give an update on the second anniversary of the signing of the Transfer of Public Lands Act.Read more
Sevier County UT Commissioner Gordon Topham illustrates one benefit of TPLA
The federal government is in serious financial trouble but how big is the problem?Read more
There are a lot of myths surrounding TPLA. Find the truth here.
Ken Ivory explains what would happen to the money if any lands are sold through the Transfer of Public Lands Act.
How will state and local management be different from federal management? Commissioner Jim Matson of Kane
By looking at a map it is obvious that states east of Colorado are treated different than states west of Colorado. Why is this?
See why the Transfer of Public Lands is The Only Solution Big Enough to fund education, protect our public lands, our
Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton; Senate Sponsor: Evan J. VickersRead more
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
A summary of all TPL related legislation that passed the Utah legislature during the 2014 sessionRead more
Article That Appeared in Forbes Magazine in August of 2013. Feds Need to Let Up, and Give To Utah What is Utah'sRead more
Before Nevada joined the Union in 1864, the U.S. Congress explicitly promised more than twoRead more
The only way to be successful is to have Knowledge and CourageRead more
Knowledge and Courage are the keys to successRead more
Kale Kibayu – Control of Public Lands _ Arizona Speaks Out!Read more
Ken Ivory delivers this presentation to elected officials throughout Washington State. The effort is to convince the USRead more
The promises among states are all the same in regards to public lands. Feel free to use this presentation as you
Knowledge and Courage - Keys to the Transfer of Public Lands & The Only Solution Big Enough to Close theRead more
Recent legislation passed in the state of Utah has demanded that the federal government extinguish title to certain public lands that the federalRead more
A legal overview of HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act published by the Constitutional DefenseRead more
Ken Ivory talks about property rights and prosperity in this short video.