More than 90 Organizations Sign Letter to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Northeast Wilderness Trust is one of more than 90 local, regional, Indigenous, state, and national organizations to co-sign a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in support of full federal funding of landscape conservation and Science Application programs for the 2021 Fiscal Year. An excerpt from the letter reads:

“Healthy connected landscapes have proven essential for human health, vibrant communities, rural economies, and sustaining fish and wildlife populations. Accessible and functioning landscapes, and the amenities they provide, will help our nation move through current health, social, and economic challenges we face.

Landscape conservation partnerships play an essential role in bringing together federal, state, tribal, local, and private sector conservation efforts. These diverse and inclusive partnerships foster effective natural resource conservation and good governance by helping assure that public and private investments in conservation science, planning, and implementation are well coordinated across sectors and political boundaries.”

Click here to read the letter and view the complete list of supporting organizations.

To learn more about the recently-passed Great American Outdoors Act, which assures permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, click here.