One of these battles is this year’s reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, well known for protecting iconic natural treasures like the Appalachian Trail, but perhaps lesser known for its everyday impact through close-to-home urban parks like Gateway National Recreation Area in Staten Island, Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook, N.J.
15 April 2015
Policy to watch
Will Rogers of the Trust for Public Land recently published an Op-Ed piece for the NY Times that provided a serious update about the current state of public land in the US. In response, the head of the Appalachian Mountain Club wrote a letter to the editor emphasizing that this is not a slow-motion process, but a timely conversation: