Tell Congress: Reject major cuts to conservation funding


The Administration’s latest budget proposal calls for stripping much of the critical funding required to preserve America’s natural legacy and protect nature’s resources that sustain us all.

It includes a dramatic 92 percent reduction to the Land and Water Conservation Fund—which would limit opportunities for all communities to access public lands. It would cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 33 percent and would shrink the NOAA budget by 23 percent, including a complete elimination of key grants and programs such as Coastal Zone Management Grants.

All this despite the fact that Congress has already approved an overall higher level of spending.

It’s simple: We can’t protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our nation’s natural places unless we keep essential conservation and science funding off the chopping block. Together, we must call on members of Congress to ensure that funding levels stay strong when they decide on final budget appropriations.

Because undermining conservation protections doesn’t just hurt wildlife and natural treasures—it harms local communities and our national economy.

Stand with us now and tell Congress to protect funding for conservation.

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Keep conservation funding off the chopping block

Dear TNC

Congress must act to preserve funding for essential conservation and environmental protection efforts to strengthen our economy, create jobs, protect clean air and water, and preserve the unique natural legacy that is essential to our nation's future.

Undermining conservation doesn't just hurt wildlife and our natural treasures, it harms local communities, our health, and our national economy. Natural resources and outdoor recreation are a fundamental foundation of the American economy. They create billions of dollars in annual revenue, and millions of jobs.

Federal funding is essential to meeting our responsibilities as stewards of this planet and our country's valuable natural wonders. I urge you to commit to this stewardship by protecting federal funding for conservation and science efforts in final budget appropriations.