Public land refers to the public domain, unappropriated land belonging to the federal government that is subject to sale or other disposal under general laws and is not reserved for any particular governmental or public purpose.
Fair enough, That is indeed the definition of Public Land.
Now describe to me your definition of Public Land. I'm quite sure it doesn't resemble this one in the slightest. The fact is that as far back as I remember, I as a sportsmen have used, treasured and been thankful for the use of these lands. Not all of us were raised with the gift of private hunting grounds or private access to our rivers and streams. So ask yourself, without the use of these lands would you still be a sportsman? Without the use of these lands would your children have access to these resources?
Now ask yourself another question...Are you willing to take a stand and fight for the continued use of said lands?
I could go on and on regarding how much this angers me that the state take over of these lands will undoubtedly result in sales to organizations and corporations who will not steward them as we have and use them until the resource and the money dries up and then sell them off to the next group. I can further rant about the fact that our children and our children's children will not know the joy and the feel of a brisk morning in the woods or on the water. Will not see nor feel the therapeutic effects that time in the outdoors brings us.
Please take the time and research, study and educate yourself on the importance that these lands play in our lives and the lives of future generations.
Sign The Petition.www.sportsmensaccess.org
So I ask you.. What is it worth to you?