The poll, conducted in 11 western states, showed that voters support legislation that would help fund conservation projects by reinvesting a portion of rents and royalties from renewable development on public lands.
The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon Johnson was a cause for celebration across the country. Here is a look at how members of Congress saluted the momentous occasion.
Secretary Jewell spoke at the event, joining The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ), among other guests.