arizona

In Arizona, transfer legislation threatens 20 river runs, 776 climbing areas, and over 1125 miles of mountain biking trails.  The map below shows some of the most important recreational resources that could be disposed of, transferred, or sold. 

Despite the veto of an earlier bill, a law forming a committee to study the transfer of public lands to the state was signed by the Governor. Additionally, other related bills have made it out of committee, including one to band together with Utah in a state compact to pursue this idea. In 2016, the state has introduced three new bills (at the top of the list below), including a new approach to land takeovers, called "Catastrophic Public Nuisance" bills. These bills, crafted by the private interest American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), would enable "executives," including state governors and even county sheriffs, to seize public land if they deem necessary because of any number of conditions, including insects, air quality, or a need for vegetation for lifestock. The following bills have been introduced in the Arizona statehouse:

On or before December 31, 2016, the United States shall extinguish title to all public lands in and transfer title to this state.
— Bill 2321