A Legislative Trail Map: Your Guide to Public Lands Bills

2017 greeted outdoors lovers with a dizzying flurry of public land bills - most of which are quite troubling. Here's an overview of the 2017 legislation we're tracking, and how we can stand together to protect our public lands.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
February 27, 2017

With a new Congress comes a new batch of public lands legislation. You may have come across headlines like "Drilling in National Parks" or "Backlash over Bears Ears." There's a lot going on, and it's all important - so we've created a resource we're calling your 2017 Public Lands Bill: A Legislative Trail Map.

It's a clearing house for the bills we're working on, and how you can help #keepitpublic. We're already seeing the power outdoor enthusiasts have to affect change. Just two weeks ago, due to public outcry from his constituents, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) withdrew a bill that would’ve sold off 3.3 million acres of public lands.We hope this resource provides clarity and inspiration in what's shaping up to be a critical period for our public lands. 

When people speak on behalf of the places they care about, lawmakers listen. That's why we all need to stay informed, get engaged, and take action. Follow our legislative trail map so we can all stand together to protect our public lands.

Legislative trail map

We'll provide updates on these bills as well as action alerts as they arise. To stay in loop, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter .


The Mountaineers is Washington’s leading voice for protecting the outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. To achieve our goals we partner with a number of environmental and outdoor industry groups and coalitions and work closely with land managers and lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level. Our strength comes from our members who are inspired by the wild places they explore everyday. 

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