Transfer of Federal Lands

In the early part of 2017, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah proposed a bill that would transfer three million acres of federal land back to several states. The bill was met with backlash from conservationists, liberal and conservative alike, and subsequently withdrawn. His action however opened up a larger debate about government stewardship and the threat of privatization of public land.

Saving the West was founded on the principles of bridging divides and working together. But for us, there are some issues that we won’t compromise on — selling public lands is one of them.

We’ve created a set of explainer cards that will get you up to speed on this issue so you can make up your own mind. We hope you agree that this is a fight worth having. Dig in, get smart and join the fight to defend public lands from private hands.