Backcountry Beat July 2020
You did it! Not only did you make conservation and access a priority for Congress; they listened and passed the Great American Outdoors Act overwhelmingly 310-107. The legislation now heads to President Trump’s desk, and all signs point to him signing it into law!
Just think what we can do with $900 million every year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund...$900 million! That’s more fishing access sites, easements to inaccessible public lands and fee title purchases for large conservation priorities. And that’s not all: $9.5 billion over five years for the backlog of maintenance on our public lands...high time for an investment and hopefully a sign of funding priorities to come.
Thank you. I really can’t say it enough…you did it! I highly encourage you to thank your elected officials. This recognizes them for their great work and also sets us up for positive results on future conservation priorities. Send a thank you here.
I hope you are finding time to celebrate this once in a lifetime win outside. My son Colin and I went on his first backpacking trip into the Scapegoat Wilderness. Nineteen miles in three days. I am happy to report he didn’t complain one bit. Trail huckleberries, talk about other galaxies, and hanging our food to be bear aware…priceless! On to the next adventure!
Onward and upward,
President and CEO
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
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