In Colorado, transfer legislation threatens 83 river runs, 1784 climbing areas, and 4425 miles of mountain biking trails. The map below shows some of the most important recreational resources that could be disposed of, transferred, or sold.
Though a bill to study the idea failed in the Senate, another bill claiming “concurrent jurisdiction” over public lands - and asserting that the federal government has no right to own national forests - passed the Senate and is headed for the House. The following bills have been introduced in the Colorado statehouse:
- Senate Bill 39: "Concurrent Jurisdiction Over Federal Land"
- House Bill 1225: "Concerning the Provision of State Assistance to Local Governments for the Purpose of Improved Coordination in Federal Land Management Decision-Making"
- Senate Bill 232: "Concerning the creation of the Colorado federal land management commission to study the transfer of public lands in Colorado from the federal government to the State"