Tell Congress THANK YOU for protecting public lands:

Tell your members of Congress thank you for passing the Natural Resources Management Act which restores LWCF and protects hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands.

One step away…

The U.S. House just passed the Natural Resources Management Act, S. 47, a package of more than 100 lands bills that protects thousands of acres and re-authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The good that has been done with today’s vote will reach communities across the country. Where do we even start?” said Chris Wood, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “A decade’s old program to provide access to hunters and anglers has been restored with re-authorization of LWCF. A World War II hero’s beloved steelhead river in Oregon is now protected with the Frank and Jeanne Moore bill. In Washington State and in Montana hundreds of thousands of pristine acres are now safeguarded from the threat of irresponsible mining. For all those who love these places, who worry about what will become of them, your moment of peace that comes with protection is almost here. Today is truly a day for a sportsman’s heart to feel full. 

The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed in to law.


Public lands are the best idea America ever had. For those of us who want to fish and hunt without having to beg or buy permission, they are a gift. Chris Wood

CEO, Trout Unlimited

Don’t forget to take action on these important issues:

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Clean water

For clean water and good fishing, there is nothing more important than the laws protecting the headwaters of our streams and rivers. But those protections are now threatened.

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Public lands

It has taken Congress no time to try to sell off the public lands that belong to us all. Multiple bills have already been introduced and we expect more to come. The time to protect our sporting heritage is now.

No Pebble Mine

Pebble Mine

Wrong mine. Wrong place. Plain and simple. Bristol Bay is North America’s powerhouse for salmon — the largest sockeye salmon producer in the world. As a major local and international economic driver, Bristol Bay must be protected.

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Funding conservation

A dollar spent on conservation not only protects our natural resources, it fuels a multi-billion dollar industry and creates millions of jobs. Now more than ever, we need to invest in conservation and our future.

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National Monuments

Congress and the Secretary of the Interior are currently considering actions that would reduce protections for national monuments. Some have already been targeted.

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Little Mountain

Located in the heart of Wyoming, this wildlife rich landscape is a prime example of a place that can find the right balance between conservation and energy development.

No Pebble Mine

Abandoned mines

There are over 500,000 abandoned hardrock mine sites in the American West where there is no responsible party to take on the cleanup. Help us change that by supporting Good Samaritan legislation.

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Get Engaged

Getting involved in conservation issues begins in your own backyard. Here are some resources to get engaged in the issues that matter in your community.

Want more ideas?

Acting for conservation can take on many forms. And to make an impact for future generations, we must all be willing to donate our talents, whatever they may be.

Whether it is volunteering at a local stream clean-up, making a dollar contribution to a conservation organization or participating in the political process, your contribution is never too small.

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