Federal agencies managing our national parks, forests and wildlife refuges have faced a series of cuts to their budgets in recent years, resulting in declining public access and enjoyment of these lands.
Alan Rowsome, director of conservation funding, gave testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. This is one of the committees that determine the annual budgets for National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and other wild lands.
The National Journal recently asked nine opinion leaders what's at stake for the environment as Washington's budget cuts, aka sequestration, go into effect. Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams weighed in.