Wilderness Society will work to defend public lands, bedrock conservation laws

Nov 9, 2016

Fort Ord National Monument California 

Bob Wick, BLM
Statement by Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams, November 9, 2016:

“Public lands are America's common ground and a critical part of the climate solution. President-elect Trump’s administration should continue the bi-partisan tradition of protecting the lands, water and wildlife that all Americans share. Our top priority with the incoming administration will be to defend our public lands, and that includes preventing our parks, forests and refuges from being sold or closed to the public.  President-elect Trump himself has said he will oppose any effort to sell off public lands. The Wilderness Society will hold him accountable for his commitment to keeping our public lands intact. We will advocate for public lands’ role in growing our clean energy economy and defend fundamental conservation laws like the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Wilderness Act and the Antiquities Act.

In the immediate weeks ahead, we will focus on ensuring that the Obama administration and Congress finalize critical conservation gains that in many cases have been years in the making and enjoy strong public support.”

Contacts:

Michael Reinemer, 202-429-3949, michael_reinemer@tws.org

Alan Rowsome, 202-429-2643, alan_rowsome@tws.org