Stimulus plan can promote conservation

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A national economic crisis might not seem to be the time for Americans to build a conservation legacy for the future.

But history tells us otherwise. In fact, some of the greatest strides in conserving our nation’s unique landscapes for future generations occurred during times of war and economic crisis.

...Yes, we are in a time of crisis. But yes, we can use this as a chance to make an investment in conserving America’s timeless treasures — our stunning natural landscapes, our monuments to liberty, the icons of our culture and heritage — while helping working families and their communities prosper again.