By Robert Ramsay
President of the Partnership for Conservation
July 15, 2020
Our country is home to some of the most magnificent natural treasures found anywhere in the world. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier National Park in Montana to the Kenai Fjords in Alaska, the diversity and richness of our nation’s landscape should never be taken for granted. Fortunately, this appears to be one area of bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill, and our elected leaders should be applauded for their commitment to preserving our natural wonders.
This was demonstrated most recently when the Senate passed The Great American Outdoors Act in mid-June, legislation that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). While the LWCF has garnered support from both sides of the aisle for some time, this marks just the second time that it will be fully funded. And in an age where bipartisan agreement on standalone legislation is uncommon, the 73-25 vote in favor of this bill shows just how strong support for this measure is.