A legal review by Brigham Young University of Utah's HB 148: The Transfer of Public Lands ActRead 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
Summary of the Utah Economic Analysis on Public Lands released December 2014.Read more
Becky Ivory introduces Sutherland's Legal Review of UT's HB148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act. This paper was released on 12-5-13.
Former Senator Jim DeMint stands up for state's rights and encourages states to "push back" against federal encroachments.
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
True stories from Cash Strapped counties in Oregon.
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.
Personal stories from Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties, on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Washington County Alan Gardner on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Carbon County Commissioner Casey Hopes on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Juab County Commissioner Chad Winn on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Sanpete County Commissioner Claudia Jarrett on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal Stories from Iron County Commissioner David Miller on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Kane County Commissioner Dirk Clayson on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal Stories from Duchesne County Commissioner Kent Peatross on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from Mark Ward, Utah Association of Counties, on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal stories from San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman on federal mismanagement.Read more
Personal Stories from Box Elder County Commissioner Stan Summers on federal mismanagement.Read more
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.
Federalism is an often misunderstood term in our country, but it is vital to preserving the freedom of all men.Read more
Debate hosted by The Salt Lake Tribune featuring SUWA Legal Counsel and UT Rep. Ken Ivory.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
Learn the basics of the Transfer of Public Lands!
This presentation will help answer questions such as:
- Why transfer lands?
- Has this been done before?
- Can we afford to transfer the lands?
You will also learn what you can do to help American Lands Council move this important effort forward.
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.
A discussion of proper jurisdiction among State and Federal agencies on Wall Builders Live with David Barton, Rick Green, and Ken Ivory.
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 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
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
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) states why the Federal Government needs to transfer lands to the statesRead more
A perfect description of Federalism from Disney/Pixar's "A Bug's Life."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.
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
A comparison of North Dakota's (5% federal lands) and Utah's (67% federal lands) Enabling Acts. (Hint: They are nearly identical)Read more
Vol II JURISDICTION OVER FEDERAL AREAS WITHIN THE STATES REPORT OF THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF JURISDICTION OVER FEDERAL AREAS WITHIN THERead more
Vol 1 JURISDICTION OVER FEDERAL AREAS WITHIN THE STATES REPORT OF THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF JURISDICTION OVER FEDERAL AREAS WITHIN THE STATES
President Andrew Jackson had strong feelings toward Public Lands. Read his StatementRead more
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton; Senate Sponsor: Evan J. VickersRead more
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 149: "Amendments to Federal Law Enforcement Limitations"Read more
The promises among states are all the same in regards to public lands. Feel free to use this presentation as you
A legal overview of HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act published by the Constitutional DefenseRead more
Many question whether or not TPLA is constitutional. Find the answer here
Supreme Court Cases relevant to TPL. Excerpt from Donald Kochan's White Paper on the Transfer of Public LandsRead more
An excerpt from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the 2009 case HI v Office of HI AffairsRead more
Ken Ivory talks about property rights and prosperity in this short video.