Year of the Bird, May 2018 Call to Action: Contact your Legislators

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) plays an important role in America’s proud conservation legacy. LWCF has supported efforts to protect habitat in every state and provided funding to nearly every National Park, including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Denali.            The National Audubon Society’s study on Birds & Climate Change in our National Parks shows our parks will be increasingly critical sanctuaries for birds seeking suitable habitat in new places. LWCF has helped safeguard numerous Important Bird Areas, such as California’s Point Reyes National Sea Shore, and has protected Golden-winged Warbler habitat in North Carolina, wintering areas for Bald Eagles in Washington, and is helping to restore the Everglades. But some officials in Washington want to eliminate or drastically cut funding for this valuable, bipartisan program that benefits birds and the places they need.

            The LWCF program is set to expire at the end of September 2018. To help ensure LWFC receives robust funding and is permanently reauthorized, please contact your legislators below. Ask them to support permanent reauthorization and robust funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and cosponsor S569/HR 502, which would fulfill those goals.

Together we CAN make a difference and ensure that EVERY year is the Year of the Bird!

 

Year of the Bird Legislator Contact Info

 

Congressman Fred Upton – Michigan 6th District

2183 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

https://upton.house.gov/

(202)225-3761

 

Congressman Justin Amash – Michigan 3rd District

114 Cannon HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

https://amash.house.gov/

(202)225-3831

 

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

731 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-2204

https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/

(202)224-4822

 

U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Hart Senate Office Building
Suite 724
Washington, DC 20510

https://www.peters.senate.gov/
(202) 224-6221