In late March, the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 on an amendment to a nonbinding budget resolution that would allow the transfer to the states of federal public lands, with the exception of national parks and monuments. Learn more about the impact of this amendment on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Excerpt: “Those public lands, including national forests, wildlife refuges, historical areas and wilderness areas, could then be auctioned off by each state as its current legislature and governor saw fit. It’s not hard to imagine a situation in which a state, strapped for cash, would seek to sell off lands once owned by all Americans.”
Read the complete story in the Everett Herald.