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Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsor Advancing Conservation and Education (ACE) Act

H.R. 4257

Dear Colleague,

State trust lands generate over $3.8 billion annually that goes to benefit of school children. However, millions of acres of state school trust lands are contained within wilderness areas, national parks, national monuments and
other areas that have been set aside for conservation purposes. This creates a serious management conflict.

Some state trust lands are unable to be used for the purposes for which they were intended because of limited access and the incompatibility of development with the surrounding conservation lands. Further, the development of these
state trust inholdings could adversely affect the integrity of the surrounding conservation lands.

This is why we introduced H.R. 4257, the Advancement of Conservation and Education Act (ACE Act).

The ACE Act provides a streamlined process by which State and Federal land managers can exchange state trust lands within Federal conservation areas for other public lands that are better suited for revenue generation for public
schools. The result of these exchanges is more money for schools and better managed and protected conservation areas. It is classic ‘win-win’ legislation.

For these reasons, the ACE Act enjoys broad support and was developed with the input of the Western States Land Commissioners Association, the Western Governors Association, The Wilderness Society, and others.

We ask you to co-sponsor this important legislation. To sign on as a co-sponsor, please contact Clay White (Stewart) at or Blaine Miller-McFeeley (Polis) at


CHRIS STEWART (UT-02)                                                                 JARED POLIS (CO-02)

Member of Congress                                                                          Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues
Selected legislative information: Education, Environment
Related Bill Information
Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 4257
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