The Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee of the Wyoming Legislature is continuing to move forward with Senate Joint Resolution 3, the public lands constitutional amendment, despite overwhelming opposition from Wyoming citizens.
This amendment, veiled as protecting access in the event of a transfer of federal lands to state control, is actually laying the groundwork for transfer, something that Wyoming residents overwhelmingly oppose, and a move that is legally and financially precarious.
Wyomingites love our American public lands. It’s where we hunt, fish, camp, hike, bike, canoe, snowmobile, ski, and climb. These lands contribute to our Wyoming way of life, and without access to these lands, our quality of life will suffer. That’s why the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter to our local state representatives opposing the proposed public lands constitutional amendment.
The amendment is likely to be voted on this session and must be passed by the Wyoming State House and Senate to move forward.