American Lands Council
The Only Solution Big Enough

The Transfer of Public Lands is the Only Solution
Big Enough to:

  • Adequately Fund Education
  • Better Care for the Environment
  • Grow the Economy: both Locally and
    Nationally
  • Gain Some Sense of Energy
    Independence

For most western states, federal funds comprise
the single largest source of state revenues –
30-50% of most States’ revenues are federally
sourced according to “A Study of Key
Dependency Measures for the 50 States”(
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP). However, the U.S.
Government Accountability Office regularly
remarks that federal finances are
“unsustainable.” Former Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen warned that
the national debt “is the greatest threat to
national security.”

As stated by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in a
recent discussion on the future of the PILT and
SRS programs in the Senate Natural Resources
Committee “The federal government is
broke here.
We can’t continue to pay
counties to not utilize the lands within their
boundaries.
… You need to be able to access
the resources that are on your lands. We either
need to utilize our federal lands to generate the
revenue and the jobs for our rural communities
or we should divest the federal government of
those lands and let the states or the counties, or
boroughs manage them.” (Sen. Murkowki’s
comments can be seen at the American Lands
Council YouTube Channel).
When you get
1000 trees an
acre, sucking all
the water, bugs
attack, trees die,
raging forest
fires destroy.  It
does not have to
be this way.
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