Time Is Running Out To Protect Our Public Lands
America has a proud tradition of balancing energy development with conservation on public lands. But over the last four years, we have lost our way, setting aside less land for future generations and more land for boom-and-bust drilling. By putting conservation and recreation on equal ground with drilling we can restore balance and leave a meaningful legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Protected public lands are an economic driver for state and local economies, ensuring opportunities for sportsmen and anglers and drawing businesses and workers who value quality of life. Preserving unique acres furthers the experiences of families exploring the country’s natural beauty and advances the possibilities for outdoor recreation. Conservation is a unique American tradition, especially in the West.
Secretary Jewell laid out a vision for our public lands that promises a balanced approach that puts conservation and recreation on equal footing with energy development. Read more…
“Part of the answer is recognizing that there are some places that are too special to develop.” Read more…
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area as a National Monument will have a “significant positive effect” on the local economy. Read more…