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Yesterday was the last day of the legislative session and we are excited to share that the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332 and HR 238) passed with overwhelming, bi-partisan support in both the State House and Senate. This historic victory for land conservation comes after nearly a decade of effort by numerous stakeholders across the state and led by the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued this statement following release of the omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the government through FY 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $425 million.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report today showing that natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017:

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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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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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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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The administration wants to completely...

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