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Rep. Ron Kind Enthusiastically Supports Lands Package to Protect Wisconsin’s Outdoors for Generations to Come
La Crosse – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping package of bills aimed at protecting and securing public lands for generations to come.
The Natural Resources Management Act includes legislation authored by U.S. Rep Ron Kind, and the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provides funding to protect many outdoor recreational areas throughout Wisconsin, including the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.
Rep. Ron Kind enthusiastically supported the bill. His statement is below:
“Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Wisconsin way of life. That’s why I’m fighting to ensure we have the resources and tools we need to protect our land and pass on our traditions to the next generation.
Today, we passed sweeping reforms that will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, designate over 1 million acres of wilderness across the country, and protect over 1 million acres of land from destructive practices. Together, we can work to ensure our kids and grandkids can enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer for years to come.”