Sportsmen and women are growing weary of every move Congress makes these days, nuanced or obvious, that threatens our tried and true system of public lands.
Between 2013 and 2016 state legislators have filed more than 50 bills and members of Congress filed at least 44 bills or amendments that attempted to remove or undercut protections for public lands, and although less, the trend continues in 2017 despite widespread public opposition. Hunters and anglers want our decision makers to heed or message: You cannot, will not, shall not sell, transfer, degrade or otherwise undo our sporting legacy by somehow divesting of our public lands.
Here in Colorado we still have a few misguided legislators that would love to degrade our public lands or transfer them to the state. Whether you seek elk in the White River National Forest from North America’s largest herd, fish for browns and rainbows in our famous rivers or pursue our state fish, the cutthroat trout, in our high alpine lakes. Attacks on our public lands could make each of these experiences a thing of the past.
Take Action! Send your legislator or members of Congress a message: Colorado's sportsmen and women expect public lands to stay in public hands, and urge them to oppose any effort to sell or transfer the foundation of our sporting heritage.
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