Colorado

Colorado decision makers and stakeholders are speaking out against public lands takeover

Colorado public lands transfer info

In the Centennial State, 22.8 million acres of publicly owned national forest and Bureau of Land Management lands provide fish and wildlife with irreplaceable habitat. Despite the immense value of America’s public lands, special interests are working hard in favor of the Colorado public lands transfer. If the state were to take over these lands, it is indisputable that important lands would be sold off and closed to hunting, fishing, and public access.

Colorado government officials and stakeholders realize that this idea is unworkable, and they are stepping up in support of America’s public lands legacy.

John Hickenlooper Colorado public lands transfer

“Shifting the burden for maintaining and protecting those lands to the state would be expensive and irresponsible.”

-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Michael Bennet Colorado public lands transfer

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet (D) is opposed to land seizure, and voted against a non-binding budget resolution that promoted the sale of public lands in 2015.

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (R) is opposed to land seizure, and voted against a non-binding budget resolution that promoted the sale of public lands in 2015.

Here’s who else stands with sportsmen

Colorado created the first-in-the-nation “Public Lands Day”, signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper in 2016.

La Plata County, representing 54,000 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Lake County, representing 7,500 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Boulder County, representing 310,000 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Ouray County, representing 4,629 Colorado residents on the Western Slope, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Eagle County, representing 52,000 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

San Juan County, representing 720 Colorado residents on the rural Western Slope, has formally opposed public land transfer.

San Migeul County, representing 7,840 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Summit County, representing 29,000 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Pitkin County, representing 17,000 Colorado residents, has formally opposed public land transfer.

Park County, representing 16,000 Colorado residents in the South Park area, has formally opposed public land transfer.

These 115 hunting, fishing, wildlife, and conservation groups and businesses across the country are opposed to the sale or transfer of our public lands.

The Denver Post editorialized in opposition to public lands transfer.

The Daily Sentineln editorialized in opposition to public lands transfer.

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