After years of existing on starvation diets, it's past time to restore balanced levels of funding for our National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and other public lands all across the nation. Such funding is essential to continue their ecological health, as well as wildlife protection, law enforcement and maintenance. Not least, adequate funding is needed to meet new challenges our public lands face because of global warming.
Congress is considering budget levels for our public lands for 2010, and this is the perfect time for you to weigh in on their behalf.
Our public lands need strong levels of funding in 2010 to manage for the effects of climate change, maintain critical habitat, and provide educational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts both young and old.
These critical dollars will support local communities, provide jobs, and sustain a recreation economy that contributes $730 billion nationwide each year.
Please support high levels of funding for our natural resources in the 2010 spending bill and help to continue our nation's great legacy of protecting special places for future generations of Americans.
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