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The leasing of Public Lands costs U.S. Citizens billions of dollars and benefits no one other than the individuals who lease our public lands for their private use.

These Public Lands would far better serve Americans as well as the wildlife, as Wildlife Refuges.

Wildlife and Nature Based Tourism generates billions of dollars each year.

In a report released by Interior Secretary Gale Norton in 2004, the refuge system generated $1.37 billion in economic benefits.

That is more than was generated by all Public Land grazing lease payments, which equaled $13,086,335.

Help us convince Congress to pass laws prohibiting the lease of Public Lands to private individuals and large corporations.

Demand that Congress preserve out last remaining habitats before it is too late.

By converting Public Lands to Wildlife Refuges we not only create an economic engine which will generate billions of dollars in revenue, but it will also create a buffer zone for our wildlife and farmers and ranchers who want to kill the wildlife  which attack their stock being grazed on OUR Public Lands.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
As a voter (citizen) and a constituent, I urge you to work to create legislation which would prohibit the leasing of our Public Lands to private individuals or to Corporations.


The fees generated by the leasing of Public Lands falls short by billions of dollars the funds that we could be generating by turning our Public Lands in to National Wildlife Refuges.

In a report released by Interior Secretary Gale Norton in 2004, the refuge system generated $1.37 billion in economic benefits.

Public Land grazing lease payments, generated a mere $13,086,335.

It would cost extensively more to repair the damage done to Public Lands as a result of Grazing and Mining leases than could ever be generated from the lease funds.

It is time that we as Americans set the kind of example that we have caused the world to expect from us by protecting our Heritage, our future and the wildlife that is so important to our environment.

By converting Public Lands to Wildlife Refuges, not only do we protect wildlife, create wildlife buffer zones,create wildlife tourism enhancements and local economic development for surrounding areas, we also send a message that we are responsible and that we will set the standards not fall short of them.

Sincerely,