The western United States, with its vast deserts, rugged mountains, and majestic forests and wilderness, is home to some of the best known, wildest, and most stunning examples of God’s handiwork. In June 2000, the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) – the most innovative American land protection system created in the last 50 years – was established to encompass the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This new conservation system consists of more than 26 million acres, and includes: national monuments, National Conservation Areas, wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National and Scenic Trails.
Congress is set to vote on the National Landscape Conservation Act (HR 2016) on April 9th, which will unify and make permanent a system of conservation lands managed by the BLM-The National Landscape Conservation System.
Email your member of Congress and urge them to support The National Landscape Conservation Act (HR 2016). It is imperative that you let him/her know that their constituents care about protecting our public lands. Please ask them to vote “YES” on April 9th to affirm the National Landscape Conservation System.
Wilderness is a place where God meets us, sometimes most powerfully. Our wilderness lands and the national system of public lands that supports them remain an impressive part of our national legacy, but preserving and maintaining that legacy is a challenge. Click here to email your member of Congress, and urge their support for this vital part of God’s Creation.