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Preservation of Public Lands a Top Priority for Americans, Survey Finds

Preservation of Public Lands a Top Priority for Americans, Survey Finds
A recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), a network of more than 52,000 park and recreation professionals and advocates, reaffirms the fact that Americans are passionate about the preservation of public lands, such as local, state and national parks, making the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund an even bigger priority for lawmakers and the new administration.

The majority (82 percent) of Americans ages 18+ polled say it’s important to preserve public lands, including parks, recreation areas, forests, conservation areas, wildlife refuges, etc. This includes 62 percent of Americans who say it is either "very" or "extremely" important to protect open space. Support for the protection of open space crosses people of all ages with Millennials (67 percent) being the most passionate. A majority of Baby Boomers (56 percent) and Gen X’ers (61 percent) share this passion, as well. Very few Americans (seven percent) don’t see the preservation of public land as being important.
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