Public lands provide irreplaceable economic, environmental, ecological, recreational and health benefits to our citizens and visitors. Federal public lands are open to the public while only 20% of Colorado State-owned lands are open to the public. Federal public land transfers would have long-term detrimental impacts to our local economies, environment and headwaters, employment and quality of life. The Colorado outdoor recreation industry generates roughly $13 billion in consumer spending; 125,000 direct jobs; $4 billion in wages and salaries; and $0.9 billion in state/local tax revenue. 95% of Coloradans visited Colorado’s 22.9 million acres of federal public lands in 2014.