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U.S. Senate Passes Natural Resources Management Act (S.47)

CONSERVATION CORPS NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT

In an overwhelming 363-62 vote on Tuesday, the Natural Resources Management Act was passed by Congress. S.47, the bill being hailed as one of the most significant pieces of conservation legislation crafted in years, now heads to President Donald Trump for his expected approval. The legislation would designate 1.3 million acres of land as wildnerness, create four national monuments, six new National Park Service units, expand on national parks such as Joshua Tree, Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve, but most importantly, permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva deemed it a “massive win”...

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