Bonus Episode: Public Lands in Public Hands

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-NM) are co-sponsoring the ‘Public Lands in Public Hands Act” which would ban the sale or transfer of most public lands managed by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture (which includes the vast majority of federal public lands – Bureau of Land Management is under Interior and the National Forests are under Agriculture).

The bill also requires Congressional approval for disposals of publicly accessible federal land tracts over 300 acres and for public land tracts over five acres if accessible via a public waterway.

Are we witnessing the beginning of a bipartisan consensus on the value of our federal public lands? What motivated these two western congressmen to draft and sponsor this bill? Does it have a chance to become law? Join us for the answers to these questions and a lot more.

Read the bill here:


Read the press release from New Mexico Representative Gabe Vasquez:


Read the press release from Montana Rep. Zinke:







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