Conservation funding

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget, for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1:
“President Trump’s detailed budget displays a complete and reckless disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. If enacted by Congress, these cuts and program eliminations would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities, and will undermine cities and towns working right now to create a clean and healthy future."

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If you’ve been following the news, you know that public lands are facing unprecedented threats. But the great outdoors also has strong defenders: they come from all walks of life and across the political spectrum, and they’re ready to speak out.

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Press release

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of President Trump’s first budget:

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All eyes are on Washington, D. C., this week in anticipation of the release of a first draft of the federal budget.

Early reports hint at deep cuts to critical conservation programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the lifeblood for parks and open space in...

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Like so many of us, Kara Winger likes to take to the trails to clear her mind and blow off stress from the workday. Less typical: Winger’s workday often involves hurling seven-foot-long metal spears through the air!

Winger is a three-time Olympian who holds the U.S. record in the javelin...

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From the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge to the debate over Bears Ears National Monument, conflicts over use of public lands often raise questions about the role these places play in the economy. It’s not only industries like...

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Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the adventure. Whether it’s the view from the top of your favorite hike, a picture-perfect campsite, or a prime fishing spot, we think the best places on the...

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Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration, The Trust for Public Land announced Tuesday night. Many of the ballot measures called for tax increases or bonds.

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Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and restoration measures that appeared on ballots across the country, 68 passed. That means that in one day, voters like you created $6.3 billion for land...

The Trust for Public Land, working with its lobbying and campaign affiliate known as The Conservation Campaign (TCC) assists community leaders and citizen groups with campaigns to win voter approval of ballot measures for parks and land conservation. These are ballot measures that TCC has...

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