Fight is On: Utah Issues Dec. 31 Deadline to Feds
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 Utah Economic Analysis Report
Summary of the Utah Economic Analysis on Public Lands released December 2014.Read more
Complete Utah Economic Analysis, Dec. 2014
Complete report by Utah State University, University of Utah, and Weber State University proving that Utah CAN afford to manage it's own public lands.Read more
Complete Public Land Management Report Tables - Intertech Research
Research conducted by Intertech Research for the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.
Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: New Mexico
Research tables providing statistics on New Mexico's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Nevada
Research tables providing statistics on Nevada's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.Read more
Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Utah
Research tables providing statistics on Utah's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Arizona
Research tables providing statistics on Arizona's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Idaho
Research tables providing statistics on Idaho's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Nevada Public Lands Task Force Report
Final report from the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.
Sutherland's Legal Review of UT's HB 148
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.
Oregon: The Crisis of Budget Cuts
True stories from Cash Strapped counties in Oregon.
First-Hand Stories from Montana
Public comments from the Montana Legislature's Environmental Quality Council meeting, January 8, 2014.
Montana county Survey Results
Senator Jennifer Fielder presents the findings of a county survey on public lands in accordance to Montana's SJ 15, Interim Study on Public Lands Management.
Trib Talk: Does Public Land Transfer to Utah Pencil Out?
Debate hosted by The Salt Lake Tribune featuring SUWA Legal Counsel and UT Rep. Ken Ivory.Read more
Has Something Like TPLA Been Done Before?
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
Schools in red consistently struggle to fund education.
What Will Happen After the Utah TPLA Deadline?
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.
How will TPL Affect the Environment
Ken Ivory explains how the Transfer of Public Lands Act is crucial to preserving our lands and providing a self-reliant future for our states.
What is the Transfer of Public Lands Act
Ken Ivory explains Utah's House Bill 148, passed in 2012, The Transfer of Public Lands Act.
How will the transfer of public lands act affect the economy?
Ken Ivory explains why the Transfer of Public Lands Act is the only solution big enough to save our failing economy.
Can the States Manage the Public Land?
Alan Gardner and Ken Ivory explain why we can't afford not to manage the Public Lands.
A clip from The County Seat with Chad Booth, Rep. Ken Ivory, and Commissioner Alan Gardner. The complete episode can be found at TheCountySeat.TV.Read more
Complete Episode: The County Seat: TPLA, 2013
Complete Episode of The County Seat which aired in 2013Read more
Video: “Why TPLA? It’s About State Sovereignty”
TPL is all about giving states claim to their Constitutionally given sovereignty.Read more
Video: “What are the Constitutional Issues involved with TPLA?”
An overview of the constitutional arguments for and against TPLA.Read more
Video: “What Has Happened Since TPLA Was Signed Into Law?”
Alan Gardner and Ken Ivory give an update on the second anniversary of the signing of the Transfer of Public Lands Act.Read more
What Will Happen to Public Lands After They are Transferred?
Ken Ivory and Alan Gardner explain what will happen to the lands once they are transferred to state control: Federal Public Lands become State Public LandsRead more
What are the Biggest Myths about TPLA?
There are a lot of myths surrounding TPLA. Find the truth here.
Speech on Public Land Policies – UT Gov. George H. Dern, 1929
Former UT Governor Dern's Speech in reaction to the federal government offering only surface rights to western statesRead more
Speech on School Land Titles in Public Lands States – UT Gov. George H. Dern, 1926
Former UT Governor Dern comments on the harm done to schools through federal lands policyRead more
1827 Application of Arkansas for Public Lands
Arkansas's efforts to obtain public lands in order to support schoolsRead more
1828 Application of Florida for Public Lands
Florida's application to obtain more of its public landsRead more
1829 Application of Illinois for Public Lands
Application of Illinois to obtain more public landsRead more
1829 Application of Indiana to Claim Public Lands
Indiana's application to claim all public lands within its bordersRead more
1829 Application of Louisiana for Public Lands
Louisiana's application for all public lands within its bordersRead more
1829 Application of Missouri for Public Lands
Application of Missouri for disposal of all public lands within its bordersRead more
1828 Graduating price of Florida Public Lands
Efforts in Florida to expedite the disposal of public landsRead more
Document: “The Promises are the Same: Old West States vs. New West States Enabling Act Comparison”
A comparison of North Dakota's (5% federal lands) and Utah's (67% federal lands) Enabling Acts. (Hint: They are nearly identical)Read more
UTAH HB 148 2012 – Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study
This bill addresses issues related to public lands, including the transfer of title to public lands to the state and requiring the Constitutional Defense Council toRead more
MT SJ 15 2013 Legislation
MT's 2013 Legislation to create a Transfer of Public Lands task forceRead more
State Legislation Statuses: 2013 Transfer of Public Lands Act
A summary of 2013 TPL legislation in the western states by Swenson Strategies, IncRead more
Wyoming HB 228 – Transfer of Federal Lands Study
A BILL for AN ACT relating to public lands; creating the task force on the transfer of federal lands; requiring a report from the attorney general on possible legalRead more
Idaho HCR 21 – Study Committee
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF THERead more
Nevada Assembly Bill 227 – Nevada Lands Management Task Force
AN ACT relating to public lands; creating the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of public lands in Nevada from the FederalRead more
UT HB 149: Amendments to Federal Law Enforcement Limitations, 2014
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
UT HB 151: Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands, 2014
Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
UT HB 160: Utah Wilderness Act, 2014
Chief Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy; Senate Sponsor: Ralph OkerlundRead more
UT HCR 13: Concurrent Resolution on Transfer of Public Lands Act, 2014
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
UT HJR 21: Joint Resolution on the Sovereign Character of PILT, 2014
Chief Sponsor: Ken Ivory; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
Summary of UT 2014 Transfer of Public Lands Legislation
A summary of all TPL related legislation that passed the Utah legislature during the 2014 sessionRead more
Video: Overview of Utah’s 2014 TPL Legislation with Chad Booth and Mark Ward
An overview of Transfer of Public Lands related legislation that passed the Utah Legislature in 2014Read more
Video: Overview of UT’s HB 158 (2014) with Chad Booth and Mark Ward
An overview of Utah's 2014 HB 158: "Grazing and Timber Agricultural Commodity Zones in Utah"Read more
Video: Overview of UT’s HB 133 (2014) with Chad Booth and Mark Ward
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 133: "Contingent Management of Federal Facilities"Read more
Video: Overview of UT’s HB 164 (2014) with Chad Booth and Mark Ward
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 164: "Interstate Compact on Transfer of Public Lands"Read more
Video: Overview of UT HB 149 (2014)
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 149: "Amendments to Federal Law Enforcement Limitations"Read more
Video: Overview of UT HB 160 (2014)
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 160: "Utah Wilderness Act"Read more
Video: Results of Montana’s TPL County Survey
The survey was distributed to MT counties with significant amounts of public landsRead more
Article: “Feds Need to Let Up, and Give To Utah What is Utah’s” – Forbes
Article That Appeared in Forbes Magazine in August of 2013. Feds Need to Let Up, and Give To Utah What is Utah'sRead more
Article: “Broken Compact – The Hollowing-Out of Nevada Statehood”
Before Nevada joined the Union in 1864, the U.S. Congress explicitly promised more than twoRead more
Article: “Reason Foundation Innovators in Action 2013: Pursuing Fiscal Self-Reliance in Utah”
Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has been a leader in the pursuit of fiscal self-reliance in Utah, with regardRead more
US House Nat Resources – State vs. Federal Forests (Feb 2013)
This US Natural Resource Committee reports that state mgmt is far superior to the current failed federal policiesRead more
Control of Public Lands – by Kale Kibayu
Kale Kibayu – Control of Public Lands _ Arizona Speaks Out!Read more
1915 UT Senate Lands Resolution
"A Memorial asking for a More Liberal National Policy in the Disposition of the Public Domain and Urging that the Natural Resources of the State of UtahRead more
1945 UT Resolution to Repeal Portions of Antiquities Act
Utah's effort in 1945 to limit federal power over public landsRead more
A Legal Overview of Utah’s HB 148 Transfer of Public Lands Act
Recent legislation passed in the state of Utah has demanded that the federal government extinguish title to certain public lands that the federalRead more
Sutherland Institute Legal Review: UTAH’S TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS ACT: A LEGAL CASE FOR LOCALIZING LAND OWNERSHIP
Article: “No Laughing Matter: Utah’s Fight to Reclaim Federal Lands”
No Laughing Matter: Utah's Fight to Reclaim Federal Lands, Article Appeared in the Michigan Journal ofRead more
White Paper: “Constitutional Defense Council: A Case for Utah’s H.B. 148″
A legal overview of HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act published by the Constitutional DefenseRead more
Video: “Is TPLA Constitutional?”
Many question whether or not TPLA is constitutional. Find the answer here
NV District Court: US vs Nye Couty, NV
Court case over the proper jurisdiction of public land within Nye County, NVRead more
Op-ed: Oil-Rich ND Has More Jobs than Unemployed
See what happens to states when they have full control and access to their public landsRead more