Spending cuts that are part of the budget sequester, or just “sequestration” could have deep and lasting impacts on America’s wild places. The sequester is a trigger of automatic spending cuts that was passed by Congress in 2011.
Our national forests are damaged from decades of unsustainable logging, road building, wildfire suppression and urbanization. Restoration funding helps keep our national forests standing tall for future generations.
President Obama released his 2013 budget request to Congress on Feb. 13, and it contains strong funding for conservation and renewable energy programs. In a tough budget climate like the one that we’re currently in, finding bright spots in the federal budget can be difficult.