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In Defense of Our Public Lands: Voices From the Backcountry

By: 
Meg Morris,

Here are stories born from time spent in the wild lands that belong to us all.

Colorado sportsmen hail demise of public-land takeover bills

By: 
Judith Kohler May 4, 2015


Image: Lew Carpenter

Hunters, anglers vow to remain vigilant in defense of outdoor heritage, economy.

Colorado Sportsmen Target Bills that Threaten State’s Public Lands

By: 
Judith Kohler April 15, 2015


Image: Ryan Won
“Sportsmen are particularly disappointed that Colorado lawmakers chose to listen to the extreme voices calling for the dismantling of our public lands legacy. Legislators should be listening to the sportsmen and women and all the other people who use public lands in their districts,’’ said Bill Dvorak, a fishing and rafting guide and public lands organizer for the National Wildlife Federation.

State takeover of public lands is a bad deal for Nevadans

By: 
Robert Gaudet, April 12, 2015

Nevadans stand to lose in a state takeover of public lands. Image: Steve Torbit

The Nevada legislature is entertaining a number of proposals to transfer our national lands to the state or otherwise vastly diminish the amount of national lands, waters, minerals and other resources we now enjoy as both residents of Nevada and as citizens of this great country.  If these proposals are taken to their logical conclusion, the end result would be as predictable as it would be preposterous.  Access to our lands to hunt, fish, rock hound, hike and camp would be severely limited and where we could still enjoy our great outdoors it would be very pricey. 

Politicians’ plans to grab national lands and sell them off are well documented in their own reports and proposals and as a longtime Nevadan, hunter and lover of wildlife and public lands, I am outraged.  You should be too, here’s why.

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