Though less well-known and more remote than other popular public lands, National Conservation Lands represent our nation’s natural, cultural and outdoor heritage and help drive its $887 billion outdoor recreation economy that directly supports 7.6 million American jobs.
You can hike, hunt, fish, camp and bring your dog on National Conservation Lands.
They are managed by the the largest caretaker of public lands in America, Bureau of Land Management, and include:
- National Monuments and National Conservation Areas
- Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas
- Wild and Scenic Rivers
- National Scenic and Historic Trails
- Cooperative management and protection areas, outstanding natural area and forest reserves
Many National Conservation Lands are home to archaeological sites integral to American history and living landscapes sacred to Native Americans today.
Some places are too special to drill, mine or develop. Join our community-based movement to protect these treasured public lands.
National Conservation Lands are vast, less crowded and offer more ways to experience the great outdoors.
Become a National Conservation Lands Champion
The lands, rivers and trails within the National Conservation Lands have been designated for protection, but tens of millions of acres are now being opened to oil and gas development. Add your voice to the national movement of community-based advocates who are protecting and defending National Conservation Lands.