A dollar spent on conservation is a dollar spent for the benefit of future generations.
It’s not just natural resources we support with conservation dollars. It’s jobs. Economies. Every year, more than $107 billion in revenue and 9.4 million domestic jobs are supported by the outdoor recreation, natural resource conservation, and historic preservation economy. Overall, the U.S. Department of the Interior generates more than $646 billion in economic activity annually.
Trout Unlimited staff and volunteers, working closely with our landowner and government agency partners, leverage modest federal dollars many times over to amplify the benefit of our projects. From providing miles of stream side fencing to restoring brook trout in West Virginia, to upgrading irrigation facilities to restore cutthroat trout in Utah and Montana, TU and our partners have conducted dozens of great conservation projects by effectively leveraging federal conservation dollars.
From the local outfitter, to the small-town gas station, conservation dollars create something truly American-based and irreplaceable.
We cannot afford to let the infrastructure of our natural world to fall into disrepair. We must fully fund conservation, the agencies and the individuals whose job it is to stand guard over our natural treasures.Chris Wood