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Updated 7/16/20
he Great American Outdoors Act is heading for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22. Since it has already been passed by the Senate, this important legislation will be one step closer to becoming law.


DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
 
The Great American Outdoors Act is heading for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22. Since it has already been passed by the Senate, this important legislation will be one step closer to becoming law.

Please contact your Representative today and urge them to support it.
 
 

This historic bill will support our public lands and waters for decades to come.

It would permanently fund the highly successful Land and Water Conservation Fund, which for the past five decades has helped provide access to recreational areas, trails and waterways throughout the nation. It also would establish a new program to improve the deteriorating infrastructure of our national parks and forests.

This is one of the most significant opportunities for our public lands and waters in a long time, and it’s important that Congress act now! Please take a moment to contact your Representative and urge them to support the Great American Outdoors Act.







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TIME FOR A TURN-AROUND

Anglers, conservationists and outdoors people have been fighting a back-and-forth battle over whether a sulfide-ore copper mine should be allowed within the watershed that feeds America's most visited wilderness area - the Boundary Waters.

Over the past few months, the news has been mostly bad. The cancellation of an important study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture allowed the mining company to move forward and the situation was looking grim.

Now there is good news on the horizon.

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would protect the scenic beauty and unparalleled fishing of this pristine public wilderness. Officially known as The Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act, this bill would effectively impose a ban on mineral withdrawals within and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The fight to preserve the Boundary Waters has been going on for years. Now, a legislative solution to end this fight seems to be a possibility.

Tell your Representative that you support protecting the Boundary Waters and ask them to support this important legislation.



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A package of critically importantbipartisan sportsmen's and conservation bills is on the move in Congress. Your help is needed to get it across
UPDATE! The below bills passed Jan 9!

TELL CONGRESS – SUPPORT CONSERVATION

A package of critically important bipartisan sportsmen's and conservation bills is on the move in Congress. Your help is needed to get it across the finish line.

The new package, called the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, is a landmark piece of legislation that includes:
  • National Fish Habitat Partnership authorization
  • Chesapeake Bay Program re-authorization
  • Protections for fishing tackle like sinkers and jig heads from unwarranted restrictions
  • And many more provisions for fish, wildlife and public lands conservation

 

 

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