Today, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, every member of Congress received two letters signed by 149 outdoor businesses urging them to take action.
The first letter asks Congress to act on the many Wilderness and public land bills that have been introduced, but are languishing in committee. It expresses strong support for the Wilderness Act, which preserves landscapes that are important to outdoor customers and the 6.1 million American jobs supported by the industry.
The second letter expresses strong support for full, dedicated funding and reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Enacted by Congress in 1964, LWCF provides up to $900 million annually to purchase land, water and wetlands for the benefit of all Americans.
60 of the businesses who signed these letters are members of The Conservation Alliance. Thank you to our members, and to everyone who demonstrated support for these two important conservation laws!
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