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There are over 450 animal species listed as endangered and over 170 listed as threatened, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Public lands are so economically important that seven states spent over $2 million out of their already strapped budgets to open federal lands during the last week of the 16-day government shutdown.
Spanning over 2,000 miles from Maine to northern Georgia, the Appalachian Trail (also known as the A.T.) represents the pinnacle of American wilderness.
Volunteer Vacations: Spend a Week Helping Wilderness
As of March 1, cuts – known as sequestration – will be affecting every federal agency, including the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service and other environmental agencies.
Congress is trying to open the pristine Arctic Refuge to drilling. Don't let them.