Reichert, Lowenthal Express Need to Preserve Public Lands

Feb 16, 2017 Issues: Energy and Environment

Washington, DC  –  Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) and Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing the need to recognize America’s federal public lands as national treasures and to preserve them for future generations.

“From Mount Rainier National Park, the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, to the Wenatchee National Forest, our region, our state, and our country are blessed with beautiful feats of nature,” Congressman Reichert said. “As Washington residents we have enjoyed these treasures hiking with our families, taking swims in the lake, and looking out our windowsills at the beautiful landscape. It is our duty to make sure our children and grandchildren are afforded the same experiences and to support our local economies who depend on their natural beauty to attract tourists and visitors from across the globe. We must continue to protect and preserve our federal lands.”

“Our country’s most important natural places provide many benefits to all Americans, and Congress has the responsibility to oversee the proper management of these lands for generations to come,” Congressman Lowenthal said. “This resolution signifies our continued intention to keep America’s public lands in the public domain for all to enjoy and benefit from.”