2017 Western States Legislative Brief

Jan 11, 2017

By Center for Western Priorities

Nine questions to monitor on public lands and outdoor recreation in statehouses across the West

As we emerge from an historically divisive election season, elected officials are getting back to work in state capitols across the Rocky Mountain West this month to carry out the business of legislating and governing. As state legislative sessions get underway, the Center for Western Priorities will be monitoring policy proposals concerning public lands and our region’s growing outdoor economy.

Typically the dominion of leaders in the U.S. Congress alongside land managers at the U.S. Forest Service and the Interior Department, state decision-makers have started to take an increasingly active interest in the use and preservation of the West’s public lands.