The fight over land ownership between states and the federal government in the US has been brewing for over a century now, as the feds own much of the land in this country. Originally, the feds took much land with the supposed intention of giving it back to the states, but they've failed to do that over the past 100 years. Now, Utah wants its land back, as the feds own about 65% of the state. They've given the feds until Dec 31 to give them back their land, and the feds show no interest in complying. Get the popcorn ready - it's time to fight over land rights in the US. The Resident discusses.Read more
Summary of the Utah Economic Analysis on Public Lands released December 2014.Read more
Complete report by Utah State University, University of Utah, and Weber State University proving that Utah CAN afford to manage it's own public lands.Read more
Research conducted by Intertech Research for the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.
Research tables providing statistics on New Mexico's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Research tables providing statistics on Nevada's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.Read more
Research tables providing statistics on Utah's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Research tables providing statistics on Arizona's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Research tables providing statistics on Idaho's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.
Final report from the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.
Becky Ivory introduces Sutherland's Legal Review of UT's HB148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act. This paper was released on 12-5-13.
True stories from Cash Strapped counties in Oregon.
Public comments from the Montana Legislature's Environmental Quality Council meeting, January 8, 2014.
Senator Jennifer Fielder presents the findings of a county survey on public lands in accordance to Montana's SJ 15, Interim Study on Public Lands Management.
Debate hosted by The Salt Lake Tribune featuring SUWA Legal Counsel and UT Rep. Ken Ivory.Read more
1828 Resolution: The western states simply had enough. They banded together and sent petition after petition, resolution after resolution, and delegation after delegation to Congress. They complained:Read more
Schools in red consistently struggle to fund education.
Rep. Ivory explains how Utah plans to move forward with the Transfer of Public Lands.
This is an excerpt from The Count Seat. This and other complete episodes can be found at TheCountySeat.TV.
Ken Ivory explains how the Transfer of Public Lands Act is crucial to preserving our lands and providing a self-reliant future for our states.
Ken Ivory explains Utah's House Bill 148, passed in 2012, The Transfer of Public Lands Act.
Ken Ivory explains why the Transfer of Public Lands Act is the only solution big enough to save our failing economy.
Complete Episode of The County Seat which aired in 2013Read more
TPL is all about giving states claim to their Constitutionally given sovereignty.Read more
An overview of the constitutional arguments for and against TPLA.Read more
Alan Gardner and Ken Ivory give an update on the second anniversary of the signing of the Transfer of Public Lands Act.Read more
Ken Ivory and Alan Gardner explain what will happen to the lands once they are transferred to state control: Federal Public Lands become State Public LandsRead more
There are a lot of myths surrounding TPLA. Find the truth here.
Former UT Governor Dern's Speech in reaction to the federal government offering only surface rights to western statesRead more
Former UT Governor Dern comments on the harm done to schools through federal lands policyRead more
Arkansas's efforts to obtain public lands in order to support schoolsRead more
Florida's application to obtain more of its public landsRead more
Application of Illinois to obtain more public landsRead more
Indiana's application to claim all public lands within its bordersRead more
Louisiana's application for all public lands within its bordersRead more
Application of Missouri for disposal of all public lands within its bordersRead more
Efforts in Florida to expedite the disposal of public landsRead more
A comparison of North Dakota's (5% federal lands) and Utah's (67% federal lands) Enabling Acts. (Hint: They are nearly identical)Read more
This bill addresses issues related to public lands, including the transfer of title to public lands to the state and requiring the Constitutional Defense Council toRead more
MT's 2013 Legislation to create a Transfer of Public Lands task forceRead more
A summary of 2013 TPL legislation in the western states by Swenson Strategies, IncRead more
A BILL for AN ACT relating to public lands; creating the task force on the transfer of federal lands; requiring a report from the attorney general on possible legalRead more
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF THERead more
AN ACT relating to public lands; creating the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of public lands in Nevada from the FederalRead more
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
Chief Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy; Senate Sponsor: Ralph OkerlundRead more
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
Chief Sponsor: Ken Ivory; Senate Sponsor: David P. HinkinsRead more
A summary of all TPL related legislation that passed the Utah legislature during the 2014 sessionRead more
An overview of Transfer of Public Lands related legislation that passed the Utah Legislature in 2014Read more
An overview of Utah's 2014 HB 158: "Grazing and Timber Agricultural Commodity Zones in Utah"Read more
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 133: "Contingent Management of Federal Facilities"Read more
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 164: "Interstate Compact on Transfer of Public Lands"Read more
Overview of UT's 2014 HB 149: "Amendments to Federal Law Enforcement Limitations"Read more
The survey was distributed to MT counties with significant amounts of public landsRead more
Article That Appeared in Forbes Magazine in August of 2013. Feds Need to Let Up, and Give To Utah What is Utah'sRead more
Before Nevada joined the Union in 1864, the U.S. Congress explicitly promised more than twoRead more
Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has been a leader in the pursuit of fiscal self-reliance in Utah, with regardRead more
This US Natural Resource Committee reports that state mgmt is far superior to the current failed federal policiesRead more
Kale Kibayu – Control of Public Lands _ Arizona Speaks Out!Read more
"A Memorial asking for a More Liberal National Policy in the Disposition of the Public Domain and Urging that the Natural Resources of the State of UtahRead more
Utah's effort in 1945 to limit federal power over public landsRead more
Recent legislation passed in the state of Utah has demanded that the federal government extinguish title to certain public lands that the federalRead more
No Laughing Matter: Utah's Fight to Reclaim Federal Lands, Article Appeared in the Michigan Journal ofRead more
A legal overview of HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act published by the Constitutional DefenseRead more
Many question whether or not TPLA is constitutional. Find the answer here
Court case over the proper jurisdiction of public land within Nye County, NVRead more