A ‘Land’mark Victory for Conservation!
Thanks to the tens of thousands of messages many of you helped get to our legislators over the past few weeks, last week Congress passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, which the President will sign into law this afternoon.
This historic plan to protect America’s public lands provides the largest expansion of wilderness in fifteen years!
The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act will conserve critical public lands and waters, which provide important wildlife habitats and innumerable recreational opportunities for America’s outdoor enthusiasts.
Specifically, the Act will secure wilderness designation for more than two million acres of public lands, protect thousands of miles of rushing rivers and establish a 26 million acre conservation system — the first new system of conservation lands in the United States in more than 50 years.
Congratulations everyone and thanks so much for all you’ve done to help achieve this historic victory for your public lands!
To learn more about the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to protect and restore public lands, check out ourpubliclands.orgOriginally Posted on NWF.org