Take the Pledge
Do you know you own over 600 million acres of public lands? And if extremists and their allies in Congress have their way, the American public will be asked to move out so private interests can move in.
Our wild and working public lands belong to all Americans. I pledge to support keeping public lands in public hands, and will oppose any large-scale sales or transfer of ownership or management of our national public lands. I am asking candidates seeking political office to join me.Take the Pledge →
Today, we are the owners of Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains – literally millions of acres of lands – that make up our national parks, wildlife refuges, monuments and a vast array of towering rock formations, tumbling waters, ancient forests and rolling grasslands. Generations of Americans have visited, recreated in and enjoyed these storied landscapes, but will the same be true for our children and grandchildren?
Public lands are the sanctuaries for fish and wildlife, from massive bison and grizzly bears to brook trout and butterflies. They are the lands that inspire our curiosity and push us to new heights. They help us imagine the landscapes of the past, and the possibilities of the future. They are truly our nation’s common ground, and ours to protect.