The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed a new rule to FLPMA to prioritize conservation and landscape health on BLM managed lands. This rule proposes prioritizing conservation on BLM land through a new scheme of selling “conservation leases.” This is a backdoor attempt to sell out our public land to the highest bidder to achieve the goals of the 30×30 agenda to lock up our public lands. The highest bidder for these leases will likely be well-funded environmental groups who will use the leases to restrict all other uses within the leased area such as recreation, mining and grazing.
BRC believes this rule needs to be withdrawn, and we are encouraging all our members and allies to support us in asking the BLM to withdraw this rule.
We were encouraged to learn that opposition to this rule is building in the U.S. Senate. Senator John Barrasso is sponsoring legislation which would require the director of the BLM to withdraw proposed rule. Widespread disapproval of this rule will go a long way in getting this legislation passed to prevent the rule from going into effect. The current co-sponsors of the Senate bill are:
UPDATE: The House of Representatives also has the same legislation sponsored by Rep. John Curtis. The following representatives are co-sponsors of the legislation:
If your senator or representative is listed, your should thank them for defending our public lands. If your senator and or representative is not listed please encourage them to become a cosponsor of this legislation and stand up for the public’s right to access public lands!
Make your voice heard!
anyone that would sell the public land against the public’s wishes is not representing the public and should lose their job.
Seniors and disabled people need access to our lands
They won’t give up with trickery and new ways to lock our land up to keep us out. Once it is locked up it will be impossible to get back. Thanks to the BRC for continuing the fight so we may continue to have access for all.