washington

In Washington, transfer legislation threatens 148 river runs, 324 climbing areas, and over 435 miles of mountain biking trails. The map below shows some of the most important recreational resources that could be disposed of, transferred, or sold. 

In Washington, 3 bills have been introduced or are pending in 2016. In 2015, 3 bills were introduced in the state legislature (two, SB 5405, and HB 1192, are still under consideration). Most of these bills are study bills, meaning the state would create a "task force" to study how to take over public lands. One current bill (HB 1192) is the most aggressive yet, demanding the wholesale transfer of all public lands in the state to the state government to manage. The following are the bills that have been introduced in the state house:

On or before December 31, 2015, the United States shall:
(a) Extinguish title to all public lands; and16
(b) Transfer title to public lands to the state of Washington.
— House Bill 1192