Protecting Our Conservation Tools
Public lands are an incredible resource for Americans. Access to world-class mountains, trails, climbing, and rivers make this country one of the most outstanding places to live if you love the outdoors. Public lands and waters also provide energy, timber, minerals, and fresh water for millions of Americans.
Over the years, visionaries like Theodore Roosevelt created and used conservation tools to protect important places. From the National Park Service Organic Act to the Wilderness Act, we now have a number of tools that help make conservation possible. These tools provide a blueprint for land management agencies, like the Forest Service, to inventory important places, make science-based decisions about management, and take public input.
These tools have protected places that matter for recreation and conservation all across the country. They also ensure a public process and community input.
Right now, these tools are under attack [by lawmakers who have some aims: to eliminate the public process/make development easier on public lands/hate parks].
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Wild and Scenic River Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Clean Water Act
Clean Air Act
Endangered Species Act