A large package of public lands bills was introduced into the Senate last week that would protect more than two million acres of land and 1000 miles of rivers throughout the US. More than a dozen projects funded by The Conservation Alliance are included in the package. Provisions include: new Wilderness designations in Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and West Virginia; Wild and Scenic River designations for streams in Oregon, California, Wyoming, and Idaho; and a prohibition on new oil and gas leases on the 1.2-million-acre Wyoming Range.
The Senate voted on Sunday to open debate on the bill, and we expect a full vote sometime this week. Please take a minute to call your Senators TODAY and urge them to vote for S. 22, the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act.