If we lose nature, we lose this all.
The most urgent threat to nature today is something known as the Public Land Heist, the avaricious attempts to sell huge tracts of our public land. This effort is backed by a few special interests and their political allies who want to develop these lands for their own profit. The Public Land Heist is gaining dangerous momentum.
The latest move in the Public Land Heist is a proposed bill called the Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act. Introduced by Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT), this bill would have sold over three million acres of public land. Due to overwhelming public pressure, Rep. Chaffetz has withdrawn this bill.
Much of this public pressure was catalyzed by the leadership of the Outdoor Alliance, a coalition working to protect public lands. They have been vigilant on these threats to our public lands, and while we have won this round, there are many more to come.
Use your voice to help defeat the Public Land Heist. We recommend joining Outdoor Alliance’s petition to #ProtectPublicLands, because as Ed Abbey so eloquently put it, “sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”