Western Governors support legislative reforms to facilitate land exchanges between western states and federal land management agencies. The Aug. 29, 2018 outreach to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer urges passage of S. 2078, the “Advancing Conservation and Education Act,” to reduce ‘checkerboard’ land ownership patterns throughout the West. Read, download the Governors’ letter. Previously, the Western Governors’ Association submitted WGA Policy Resolution 2016-04, Federal-State Land Exchanges and Purchases, for a hearing on the legislation by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining. Read, download the WGA letter.