|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jackson, Wyoming – As debate surrounding the potential transfer of federal lands to individual states continues throughout the west, the Teton County Republican Party Executive Committee voted to oppose the wholesale transfer of federal lands citing the critical importance of public lands to Teton County’s economy, community character and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The Teton County Republican Party stands with conservationists, sportsmen, anglers, hunters and recreationalists in strongly opposing the wholesale transfer of federal lands to individual states.
Earlier this year, the Teton County Republican Party released new guiding party pillars. These include a focus on Fiscal Responsibility & Private Sector Solutions; Conservation & Responsible Stewardship and Respect & Compassion for Individual Freedoms.
As pioneers of responsible land stewardship more than a century ago, Republicans led the charge to establish our national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges while expanding our wilderness lands and wild and scenic rivers. The Republican Party’s conservation legacy continues today in Teton County where local and state Republican leaders have worked hard to preserve and protect the areas ecosystem, to support ranching and farming operations to help maintain open space and to ensure access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreation.