It’s Time to Care: Fund and Defend Public Lands

Urge Congress to Support Conservation Lands Funding and Oppose Bad Policy Riders.

The House and Senate are in a sprint to pass appropriations bills and resolve their differences before the end of the fiscal year. A group of extreme public land opponents in the U.S. House of Representatives are attempting to exploit this process in order to undermine, defund, and prohibit the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from doing its congressionally-mandated job of managing public lands for the enjoyment and use by the American people. 

The House 2024 appropriations bill includes severe funding cuts to the BLM and National Conservation Lands, along with several “poison pill” amendments that attack national monuments, public land management planning processes, and the popular Public Lands Rule. 

On the other side of Capitol Hill, the Senate bill includes an increase of $2 million for National Conservation Lands, and as of now is free of bad policy riders.

It is critical that your representatives and senators hear from you that you oppose funding cuts for the Bureau of Land Management and National Conservation Lands and any bad policy riders that undermine the agency from doing its job to conserve and manage public lands for future generations.