This is just the most recent in a series of assaults on America's public lands. Today, we are seeing special interests repeatedly trying to wrest control of these lands from Americans. Unfortunately, these special interests have the ear of some members of Congress.
Enough is enough.
Throughout the month of September TU will be rolling out a campaign to help put an end to this ill-conceived idea...and we need your help.
America's public lands belong to all of us and we want to hear from you why public lands matter. It could be because your local National Forest is where you take your kids fishing. Or perhaps BLM lands are the places you hunt and fill your freezer with venison. Or maybe you have a dream to one day to fish the world-renowned salmon streams on the Tongass National Forest.
Whatever the reason, we want to hear why America's public lands matter to you. Tell us in 500 words or less and we will feature the best stories during the month of September on the blog at TU.org. Please send your stories to Shauna Sherard with the subject line "Why public lands matter to me".