Last week the United States Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a strongly bipartisan vote of 73 to 25. The bill provides billions of dollars in funding for parks, trails and public lands, including funding for some of the maintenance backlog in national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). For nature photographers who photograph or lead tours in parks, refuges and public lands, this is good news.Continue reading
In an exercise of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate is just passed a major conservation bill, S. 47 The Natural Resources Management Act, by a vote of 92-8 and the White House has signaled the president will sign it. The House of Representatives will take up the legislation later this month.