Critical Considerations for "America’s Great Outdoors" Landscapes

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Obama administration should identify 10 diverse landscapes across the country as focal projects to implement a bold vision that connects, protects and restores the diversity of our natural lands and waters and the communities they sustain. These landscapes would enrich additional efforts within “America’s Great Outdoors,” assuring that conservation of our nation’s wild, public lands is positioned as a key component of this suite of initiatives.

Within priority landscapes, existing authorities can be strategically employed to fundamentally shift how the lands are managed into the future, delivering long-term benefits for land conservation and for the people who live in these landscapes. This can be feasibly and expeditiously accomplished through use of reliable administrative authorities that are readily implemented without additional approval by Congress and without lengthy or complex rule-making processes.

See our suggestions for landscape considerations and actions by clicking on the link below.