Public Lands are Our Lands
It’s often said that Public Lands were America’s best idea. There are 640 million acres of public lands in the United States. These lands are owned by no one except every man, woman, and child fortunate enough to call themselves American. These lands are in the form of National and State Parks, preserves, monuments, national forests, BLM lands, wilderness areas, and so much more.
These open spaces are for everyone, no matter your race, gender, creed, or economic class. These areas offer everyone freedom. Freedom to hunt and fish, freedom to roan, and freedom for future generations.
In Colorado, over 22 million acres are public lands. These lands help drive the economy from both residents and tourists, provide escapes from daily life, and provide everyone with the opportunity to hunt, fish, hike, camp, and just be outdoors.
Colorado TU members and supporters show their appreciation for public lands and how these areas have affected their daily lives.
79% of Coloradoan sportsmen and women call themselves conservationists.
2018 State of the Rockies Project
Featured Stories and Films
IT'S ALL YOURS | A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL FOREST
The It's All Yours campaign invites Americans to go play, go discover and go beyond on their National Forests and Grasslands. Hear from world-renowned athletes about why National Forests matter to them.
Birthright | A public Lands Story
The threat of losing our public lands looms large. That threat grows, passing like wildfire through halls of Congress and state capitols, spreading its invasive rhetoric in our communities. People with soft hands and expensive suits tell us "It's just transfer. It's not like we're selling them." It's not just transfer.