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Stop Congress from removing law enforcement on your public lands

Rose Valley 2 by Linda Castro

Rose Valley by Linda Castro

Representative Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced H.R. 622, Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, which would terminate all United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law enforcement officers and would take away from these agencies all federal funding for law enforcement activities.

This bill is now being considered by the House Natural Resources Committee and Agriculture Committee.  A good number of California Representatives are on those Committees and will be an important part of Congress’ decision making process on this bill.

Please send them a letter that asks them to oppose H.R. 622 NOW.

A vote is expected any day. Let them know why the public lands in your district are so important to you – personal letters are always more powerful.

Removing your voice from the management of public lands

Sacramento River’s Iron Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cares for 15,364,864 acres (24,007 square-miles) here in California on behalf of the American people. That is a little over 14% of our state. These lands provide critically important wildlife habitat, clean drinking water, scenic vistas, and places where we can ride horses, hike, take scenic drives, fish, mountain bike, hunt, camp, swim, picnic, etc. These lands belong to all of the American people, and they are among California’s greatest treasures.

Now, extremists in Congress are out to attack these lands by undermining the very rules that govern how we manage them. Please help us stop them!

Protect Important Public Lands in Northern California

English Ridge overlooking the Eel River. Photo by Lynn Ryan

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arcata and Redding Field Offices are tasked with caring for about 400,000 acres (roughly 625 square-miles) of federal public land in Northern California. The BLM is currently seeking public input on how these lands should be managed over the next decade or more—including in the first years of the new Trump administration.

It is imperative that advocates for wilderness, wildlife and clean water get involved in this important process given that many in Congress are pushing for development on–or even and the wholesale disposal of federally-owned public lands. We also do not know how the incoming Trump administration will change the work of the BLM in Northwestern California. If you care about public lands in this region, make your voice heard!.

Please send an email to the BLM: