4. - Improve the Federal Land Transfer Facilitation Act (FLTFA).

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 9

FLTFA authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to acquire and dispose of lands in a manner that achieves a net conservation benefit. Federal agencies, when assessing lands for acquisition and disposal, shall expand efforts to achieve “overall net gains” of wildlife habitat, hunting opportunities, and economic benefits to both the federal government and the private sector while respecting the rights of private property owners.

Future debate on FLTFA could:

  • Develop a Conservation and Recreation Benefits Index (CRBI).
  • Consider how receipts could be directed to a non-federal account where they would be leveraged by nonfederal funding and obligated to a prioritized list of projects chosen based on their CRBI score.
  • Establish priorities for acquisition that would include purchase of title and/or easements on lands.

Assessment of Status: Incomplete

While improvements to the FLTFA were inserted into the Sportsmen's Act, it did not become law.

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