The future of America's great outdoors?

Waterfall in Glacier National Park in Montana. Photo by Jeff L. Fox.

Thanks to the foresight of previous generations, America has a public lands system unequalled any place else in the world.

But our nation is losing open space at the rate of 5,000 acres a day, many areas need restoring, and a growing population puts pressure on the public lands we hold so dear.

What future do you see for America’s great outdoors? Are there special places you’d like to see permanently protected? Are there policies you’d like to see changed? As you spend time on our public lands, what special qualities do you value – wildlife, solitude, adventure? What do you hope will remain unchanged 20 or 30 or 50 years from now?

We want to hear from you so that we might share some of your thoughts with the Obama administration as part of America's Great Outdoors initiative.

Please share your comments, below.

photo: Waterfall in Glacier National Park in Montana. Photo by Jeff L. Fox.

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