The Sad Sell Off Federal Public Lands To Industries That Will Profit

We Must All Work Together to Protect Our Public Lands
Last September, Secretary of the Interior Zinke issued a report recommending that 10 National Monuments be modified or shrunk. Less than five months laterGrand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lost about half its land, and Bears Ears National Monument was reduced by an unprecedented 85%!

The fates of the remaining eight monuments in Secretary Zinke’s report are still up in the air. But you can help save them.

At The Trust for Public Land, we create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. 

Part of our job is to create close-to-home parks, particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand. And—perhaps most importantly right now—we preserve and protect public lands. And thanks to our efficient, cost-effective process, we can save $5 worth of land for every $1 you donate.

Won’t you please join The Trust for Public Land’s fight to save our precious and threatened open spaces by making a tax-deductible contribution right now? 

The problem isn’t just the Interior Department.

Many in Congress seem determined to sell off federal public lands to industries that will profit—closing the land off to people seeking recreation and restoration. And in states where voters have approved taxpayer dollars specifically for conservation, officials are instead using the money for other programs.

If ever there was a time to stand up for our country’s open spaces, this is it. Please take a moment now and become a member of The Trust for Public Land by making a tax-deductible donation today.

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Kim Elliot 
Director of Annual Giving


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