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Public Lands Project

NEXT STEPS:  Transfer of Public Lands Movement Educational Study 2020


Use the information in this study to engage local, state, and national elected officials in a discussion about the future of U.S. public lands.



  1. Are Utah voters fully aware of the taxpayer dollars spent on this issue?

  2. What arguments can local Leagues use to lobby their senators and representatives on this issue?

  3. What federal lands affect your community the most?

  4. Which organizations can the League partner with on this issue? In what ways can we support them?

  5. The Antiquities Act of 1906, used to create National Monuments by presidential proclamation is also under assault by transfer proponents. Since four out of the five National Parks in Utah began as National Monuments, should the LWVUT do a study to examine the impact of the Antiquities Act of 1906 on U.S. public lands?



Make retention of U.S. public lands under federal ownership a priority.

  • Find out what public lands are in your state.

  • Become an advocate for them.

  • Partner with like-minded entities to get the word out to the public about the transfer movement.

  • Contact your elected officials and discuss this issue.

  • Find out where they stand on transferring U.S. public lands into state ownership.



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