Parks Group Praises Newly Introduced Securing America’s Future and Environment Act for Its Ability to Stimulate the Economy, Preserve Parks and Other Natural Areas

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   November 16, 2011
Contact:   Bart Melton, Senior Manager, Landscape Conservation, National Parks Conservation Association, (202) 454-3326, (C) (202) 494-7880, bmelton@npca.org
Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager, National Parks Conservation Association, (202) 419-3717, jbillington@npca.org


Parks Group Praises Newly Introduced Securing America’s Future and Environment Act for Its Ability to Stimulate the Economy, Preserve Parks and Other Natural Areas

Legislation from Sens. Baucus and Whitehouse will benefit national park communities across the nation by creating jobs, supporting businesses, and protecting environmentally sensitive areas

Statement by NPCA Senior Manager of Landscape Conservation Bart Melton

“Through the introduction of this legislation, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have shown a deep commitment to the long-term health of America’s national parks. The Securing America’s Future and Environment Act (SAFE Act) would protect American communities and wildlife habitat from the effects of climate change, while at the same time creating jobs and helping secure lasting economic benefits for national park communities.

“The legislation rests on a proven concept, that healthy public lands are an economic powerhouse for this country. Each year, our public lands, including our national parks, are responsible for $730 billion in economic activity and 6.5 million jobs. This legislation will provide a tremendous boost for preserving and growing this major slice of our economy by protecting, restoring, and conserving these important natural resources.

“The Whitehouse-Baucus legislation would create jobs— such as forest restoration and watershed rehabilitation, coastal reconstruction, and proactive land management — that protect our natural resources from the unavoidable effects of climate change impacts. The type of projects encouraged by this legislation have already effectively boosted economies and protected communities from Acadia National Park in Maine to the Crown of the Continent in Montana to Olympic National Park in Washington state.”

###

Close

Want to learn more about the  ?

The   can be seen in the wild in America’s national parks. Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect parks in   & other states

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect   and other National Parks

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Please leave this field empty
Yes, please sign me up for NPCA’s newsletter and other emails about protecting our national parks!

National Parks Conservation Association
National Parks Conservation Association

Log In

Or log in with your connected Facebook or Twitter account:

GO

Welcome to our growing community of park advocates. Thanks for signing up!

Sign Up:

Or sign up by connecting your Facebook or Twitter account:

GO