For 35 days during the shutdown our national parks and wildlife refuges were barely staffed or closed entirely. Visitors were met with confusion and destruction. Healing these public lands and waters for people, places and wildlife can begin now by reviving the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired last fall, has protected and supported more than 40,000 state and local parks and over two million acres of wild lands that nurture and sustain hundreds of our treasured wildlife. It has restored wildlife habitat and funded local parks, open spaces and walking trails in nearly every county of the United States.
Tell your senators and representative to stand up for people, places and wildlife by supporting permanent reauthorization and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.