Various studies have shown that more than half of the American public enjoys observing, studying, or photographing the vast varieties of fish, wildflowers, wildlife, and scenery. This trend is predicted to more than double by the year 2040."
Did you know there is a President's Commission on Americas Outdoors?
In 1986, the President's Commission on Americas Outdoors identified wildlife-associated recreation as one of the nation's most popular outdoor activities.
It recommended that protection and enhancement of recreational opportunities on Federal lands and long-term conservation measures of our natural resources be a priority.
The USDA Forest Service Nature Watch website describes the many ways this assignment is being fullfilled.
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