Monthly Archives: January 2017


Citizen Public Lands Supporters, Backed by an Organized Coalition, Defeated Wyoming’s Latest Public Land Transfer Legislation

January 26, 2017

Under intense public pressure from a wide range of public land supporters, Wyoming State Senate President Eli Bebout announced Friday he would kill a proposed state constitutional amendment to lay the groundwork for transferring federal public lands in Wyoming to the state. Bebout, an ardent public land transfer advocate, said he would not […]

Cheney starts House term claiming priceless public land has no value

Jan. 6, 2017

On its first day of the 115th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a rule change that fast tracks the transfer of federal public lands to states. Wyoming’s lone House representative, Liz Cheney, voted in favor of the rule change.

Her vote Tuesday directly counters the wishes of a majority of Wyoming residents who […]

WHYAA Video Goes Viral

Jan. 4, 2017

A video WYHAA produced about opposition at a legislative subcommittee hearing to a proposed state constitutional amendment that would lay the groundwork for public land transfer went viral on Facebook. We posted it yesterday, at it already has more than 100,000 views. Seems lots of people oppose public land transfer (though you wouldn’t know […]


November 4, 2016

We’ve been hearing this a lot lately in response to our mailers and other WYHAA communications. But are you sure your representative hasn’t already voted in favor of selling your public lands?

When we say a state legislator “voted to sell public lands,” we’re referring to bills like House Bill 209 (2015), which demanded the federal […]

Public Land Management Study: “Unlikely to Succeed”

October 19, 2016

“Wyoming sportsmen and women are not surprised by the conclusion offered up by the long-awaited Study on the Management of Public Lands,” Max Ludington, board member of the Wyoming Hunters and Anglers Alliance, stated today. “The study concludes state management of federal lands would be ‘unlikely to accomplish the goal of markedly better managed […]