Three Ways We Can Help #Keep­ItPublic

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At your con­gress­man’s next town hall meet­ing, ask him about pub­lic lands and film his an­swer with your phone. “Post the video on so­cial me­dia and tag the con­gress­man’s name,” Tawney says. “It’s one way to keep him ac­count­able.”

In­vite your con­gress­man to a meet­ing at your con­ser­va­tion chap­ter, so he can learn why these lands are so im­por­tant. “Even bet­ter,” Tawney says, “in­vite him to a wild-game bar­be­cue, so he can en­joy wild game from pub­lic lands.”

“This thing about how we own 640 mil­lion acres,” Tawney says, “a lot of peo­ple don’t have any idea about that. Out­doors­men are great sto­ry­tellers, and spread­ing the word about pub­lic lands within our own ranks is vi­tally im­por­tant.”

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