Doug Ducey has served as the governor of Arizona since 2015. He was the state treasurer from 2011 until 2015. Gov. Ducey opposes new national monument designations in Arizona, but has also vetoed bills that would turn over public lands to the state.
Notable Activities and Statements on Public Lands Policy
Gov. Ducey opposes new national monument designations in Arizona.
Ducey said Arizona needs “no further designations.” He said Arizona’s current monuments “more than suffice for enough acreage set aside for elevated public lands management.” [Press Release, 12/29/16]
Ducey has concerns about the transfer of federal lands.
Ducey vetoed two bills by fellow Republicans that asked the federal government to turn over public lands to the state. Instead, he signed a bill to establish a study committee to look into the transfer of public lands to the state. [“Gov. Doug Ducey vetoes measures to take over federal land,” Associated Press, 04/14/15]