Public lands benefit wisconsin

Our public lands are owned by all Americans. They're the places you hunt, swim, fish, and camp. They benefit all of Wisconsin by providing jobs, improving local economies, protecting our water and air quality, and guaranteeing places to be outside in nature, close to home. Public lands are, at their core, the American promise of freedom, fulfilled for each and every one of us and future generations. This freedom shouldn't be for sale, but politicians in Washington don't agree.

 
 

Trump and Congress want to sell our public lands

Representative Rob Bishop                  Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Representative Rob Bishop                 Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Our Public lands are under unprecedented attacks. Congress has already voted to make it easier to sell off public lands and the Trump Administration just signed an order that could result in millions of acres of public lands going up for sale.

 Speaker Paul Ryan has supported these moves and has appointed Representative Rob Bishop as Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. He's unapologetic in his work to end funding for our shared public lands and dismantle the foundation of this great American legacy. His goal is simple - remove all federal funding at all costs, even if that means closing parks or selling them to the highest bidder. This is unbelievably short sighted and foolish.

 

Wisconsin depends on public lands

Public lands are vital to Wisconsin's economy - without them, we fail, and the numbers are staggering. Outdoor recreational tourism is the second largest industry in Wisconsin. It brings almost $11 billion to our state and sustains over 140,000 jobs annually. We can't afford to lose this. Taking away funding from public lands jeopardizes Wisconsin's economy and hurts Wisconsin's residents and families.

 

Tell your Member of Congress - stand up for public lands

Representative Rob Bishop           Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Representative Rob Bishop           Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Tell your Member of Congress today - protecting public lands is protecting Wisconsin families and the beautiful legacy we share. Failure to protect public lands is a failure to protect our future. We're paying attention.