Federal Land Transfer: Beware of Politicians Bearing Maps
Wherever you see a politician or lobbyist who is in favor of transferring public lands out of the federal domain, you will likely see a certain map created and is distributed by the American Lands Council, a Utah-based group that is dead-set against the federal land estate.
The map shows much of the West in blood red ink, according to ALC illustrating the vast reach of the federal government.
Compare the map with a similar one produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. It shows the same acreage, but with colors coded for military bases, wildlife refuges, Indian Reservations and national parks and forests. The brown, tan and light green of Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Forest land tend to be of highest consequence for hunters and anglers, and are also the lands first targeted by ALC.