The Louisiana black bear — the inspiration for the teddy bear — has made an awe-inspiring comeback from the brink of extinction. But now, the once-endangered animal, along with countless other animals nationwide, risks losing habitat that was critical to its recovery.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected millions of acres in nearly every county in the U.S., and all the animals that live in them, for more than 50 years. The landmark legislation funded the protection of lands that enabled the Louisiana black bear to stage its comeback from as few as 80 bears in the 1980s to as many as 750 bears today.
But Congress consistently underfunds the Land and Water Conservation Fund. And the stakes could not be higher. Without this critical program, habitats it sustains — like the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, home to the Louisiana black bear — risk losing critical funding.
Critical conservation work is at risk each day that LWCF is not fully funded.
Call on Congress today to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away. We must protect natural treasures, from these vital habitats for the teddy bear to your own backyard!
We’re contacting your representatives right now!
Hang on a moment — we will confirm their response just as soon as it comes through.
America needs to honor our commitments to global climate action. Call for strong and continued U.S. leadership.
The lands that the endangered Florida panther calls home are at risk. Only 180 of these majestic cats are left, and every acre of habitat is critical. Call on Congress today to protect the natural resources the panther and other wildlife depends on.
We can’t protect our nation’s clean air, water and natural places unless we preserve critical conservation funding.
Invasive species run amok in our lakes, parks -- and even in our own backyards. They overrun native plants and damage the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive.
Congress is close to taking a critical step to reduce U.S. energy use -- an essential strategy in the fight against climate change. But unless they hear from you now, this vital legislation will go unpassed, increasing threats to nature and communities.
There’s a leafy superhero in your backyard. How much do you know about the power of trees?
Fully Fund the LWCF Right Away
With threats to nature rapidly increasing, it is especially critical to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as soon as possible. We cannot afford to put essential conservation programs in jeopardy.LWCF is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. It has helped provide clean water, conserve natural resources, increase recreation opportunities and support communities for 50 years.The vital conservation work it supports is at risk every day LWCF is not fully funded. Plus, increased funding will not cost taxpayers a penny because it's paid for with drilling revenues from oil and gas companies. I ask you to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund as soon as possible.