Advocacy: Get Involved – Make Your Voice Heard
Please add your voice to the advocacy efforts below. By providing your input, you can join with others who want to make a difference in the People-Powered Movement in Wyoming. To view past advocacy efforts, please see our archive.
Great News! The Great American Outdoors Act passed out of the Senate and has now moved to the House of Representatives.
Please Ask Congresswoman Liz Cheney
to Support the Great American Outdoors Act!
Please take a few minutes to urge Congresswoman Cheney to support the Great American Outdoors Act legislation that will provide funding for trails and outdoor recreation. Click the link below to be taken to the convenient form we have prepared to submit your comment directly to Congresswoman Cheney.
We have provided you with sample content, but we urge you to personalize the letter. Your requests carry weight with the Wyoming Delegation and this is a great way to be involved in the future of your public lands and trails.
Trails are important to people in every Wyoming community, and many efforts are underway around the state to partner with federal land agencies on much-needed trail improvements. While Wyoming partners are stepping up to help, these partnership efforts also require the federal agencies to step up and participate with proper funding to support agency trail crews and support local volunteer contributions.
The Great American Outdoors Act, recently passed by the Senate, will provide critical funding to restore, maintain, build, and protect trails, parks and public lands. This package includes full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and an improved version of the Restore Our Parks Act, which funds the trail maintenance backlog for the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Next, the House of Representatives plans to vote on this package in the second week of July. You can read the current full bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7092.
Investments in trails are critical as part of Wyoming’s efforts to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and to serve visitors. There is a need to address years of chronic underfunding and maintenance backlog issues on trail systems around the state, and, especially those close to home trails accessible for residents.
Thanks for your help with this important issue. Adding your voice to the discussion is one of the best ways to effect positive change.