The Alliance Supports Projects to Defend Public Lands.
The Conservation Alliance, through Our Public Lands Defense Fund, supports organizations working to preserve and defend the integrity of the public lands system. Supported efforts include:
- Defend existing protections for landscapes and waterways on public lands (e.g. National Monuments; Roadless Areas; Wilderness Study Areas; Mineral Withdrawal Areas)
- Defend bedrock conservation laws (E.g., Wilderness Act, Antiquities Act, National Environmental Policy Act); and
- Oppose the proposed transfer of federal lands to the states or to private
The organization’s goal is to support organizations that are strategically confronting efforts that would diminish the public lands system. Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by one of the Alliance’s member companies (see website for a complete list). Campaigns should seek to preserve and defend the integrity of the public lands system. These defensive projects should focus on any attempt by Congress to undermine the public lands and the laws that support them.