Ecological Benefits

Cleaner air and water filtration. Healthier wildlife habitats, migration routes, and breeding grounds. Preservation of diverse plant and animal communities. Climate change mitigation.

Economic Benefits

Support and infrastructure for the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation economy that provided over 7 million direct jobs in 2019.

Social & Cultural Benefits

Recreational opportunities that support mental and physical health and provide limitless possibilities for the American people to engage in numerous outdoor activities. Educational opportunities that come directly from nature, new methods of learning and understanding. Connection to our natural history which is a part of our national heritage. Connections with spirituality and sacred environments.