To Revive Economy, Congress Should Invest $25 Billion in Protecting Wildlife, Restoring Public Lands

As Congress works to restart the American economy, 200 wildlife, conservation and environmental justice groups today requested $25 billion in funding for a broad array of new and existing wildlife and public-lands conservation programs that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and benefit people, communities and the environment. The letter highlights projects that can be immediately implemented with additional funding, including recovering endangered species, building wildlife corridors, restoring watersheds and coastal areas, and addressing invasive species.

Public Participation During the COVID-19 National Emergency

When governments began calling for community response to COVID-19 to flatten the curve, Bark reached out to the Forest Service to ask if timber sale planning would pause, comment periods be extended, or new avenues for public participation be created with field trips and public meetings now out of the question.