Irrespective of where you fall on the political spectrum, you already know our nation’s public lands are some of the last best places to camp, fish, hike and hunt. More than ever it’s imperative the imperative the value of these places is articulated to those in Washington.  Stay abreast of what’s happening to our wild spaces- for yourself, for the next generation, for biodiversity, for the important ecological services these landscapes provide.  Below’s a rundown of your options.

Government Bodies:

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry-  Focuses on legislation regarding conservation, forestry, and natural Resources.

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation-  Focus on oceans, the atmosphere, and marine fisheries. 

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources- including subcommittees on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, as well as the subcommittee on National Parks.

Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources- Subcommittees on SuperFund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight as well as on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife.

House Committee on Natural Resources-Subcommittee on Conservation.

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology- Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

House Committee on Natural Resources-Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources (Doug Lamborn- CO) and Federal Lands (Tom McClintock- CA).  

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology- Subcommittees on the Environment (Jim Bridenstine- OK) and Research (Barbara Comstock-VA). 


Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

American Fisheries Society. 


International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Nature Conservancy.

Trout Unlimited.