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  • A coalition of more than 80 nonprofit conservation and other organizations, led by the Wilderness Society, is optimistic that Congress will soon pass bipartisan-backed legislation creating America’s newest conservation system — the National Landscape Conservation System.

    The system of more than 26 million acres of mountains, streams, rivers, trails and historic sites could be approved as part of the The Omnibus Public Land Management Act that the Senate may consider during a lame duck session in November.

  • A vast area of glistening lagoons and wetlands punctuated by jagged mountains and volcanic peaks, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is critical habitat for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, as well as marine mammals, grizzlies and caribou. But Congress is considering a bill that would result in a road being built through the heart of this refuge, destroying the intact watershed the animals depend on for survival.

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