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Keep public lands in public hands.
Our nation’s public lands—including our national forests, BLM lands and national wildlife refuges—shape our national identity. They are critical to the future of fishing, hunting and wildlife, and the sustained economic health of communities bordering these lands. Millions of anglers use public lands and waters. Public lands are a necessity to the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and the 7.6 million American jobs that depend upon these lands. If public lands are sold or transferred to states or private entities, our way of life would be in jeopardy. We strongly believe that public lands belong in public hands and we will oppose any divestiture or transfer of federal lands to the states.