The Economic Benefits of Wilderness, Like Wilderness Itself, Can Last Forever.

Two days before Christmas, at Conservation Alliance member Recreation Equipment, Inc's flagship store in Denver, CO, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced an important policy change; the Bureau of Land Management is now directed to identify and maintain an updated inventory of lands with wilderness characteristics. 


This announcement is not only important because it allows the BLM to plan for potential future Wilderness designations by ensuring that certain lands maintain Wilderness qualities until Congress can act; it is also an important announcement for the health of our economy.

Wilderness protection provides economic benefit for local communities.  Hunters, anglers, hikers, campers and all types of recreational enthusiasts are eager to spend money and create jobs near areas with adventure potential.

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