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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 2019 Budget and infrastructure plan:

"Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration display a disturbing disregard for our environment and public lands. If enacted by Congress, the cuts and program eliminations proposed in the President's budget released today would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities. Further, these budget proposals will undermine cities and towns working hard to create a clean and healthy future for our country.

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Will Rogers, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s first State of the Union Address tomorrow night:

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“This decision is a mistake. Undermining our national monument protections is an assault on our most treasured historic and natural wonders, and directly contradicts the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Americans who support our public lands. The President’s executive action to reduce the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is not just a Utah issue—it puts all national monuments at risk. The priceless historic, cultural, and natural wonders of our national monuments are exactly the places and values which should be permanently protected, as Congress envisioned when it passed the Antiquities Act.”

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We urge the Senate to continue its work and ensure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is permanently reauthorized.

Our public lands not only make our communities healthier and happier, but are also a driver of economic growth across the country - and today’s action in the U.S. Senate is a big step forward to providing access to public lands for hunters, fishermen, hikers, bikers, birders and all those who love the outdoors.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after The Washington Post reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump reduce protections at ten national monuments:

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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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The Trust for Public Land today announced an expansion of the Appalachian Trail corridor in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. A 370-acre tract of land adjoining the summit of Warner Hill was purchased by the organization and transferred to the National Park Service, which will manage the land as part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 514-acres has been added to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Burnt Corn Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and the Burnt Corn Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

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