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Poll: 4 in 5 Americans Support Conservation

On the Fourth of July tens of millions of Americans headed to city and state parks, beaches, waterways, and National Parks to be with their families and away from the cares and worries of everyday life. They were celebrating our nation’s independence, but, in effect, they were also celebrating, through their actions and preferences, 150 years of America’s conservation history.

Our new poll reveals substantial agreement among voters about the value of conserving the magnificent land and water that define this country’s way of life and national character. Perhaps continued commitment to saving such places can be the literal and symbolic common ground that can begin to heal some of our society’s other divisions.

Bob Bendick is the Director of U.S. Government Relations of The Nature Conservancy.

[Image: The West entrance, know as Valley View, of Yosemite National Park in California. Image source: Jan Maguire]


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3:34PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Conservation is a must. We may already be too late in some instances.

4:05PM PST on Feb 19, 2014

thank you

11:15PM PST on Jan 21, 2014

This is actually a fantastic blogs! More of these details are superb -it is nice to see one that current.

7:54AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Seems people believe in conservation, but not many are doing anything about it, and as for governments (especially here in Canada, the environment has been downgraded and now all they want is more pipelines, and rail tankers to ship oil).

10:22AM PDT on May 30, 2013

If this is the case, why do a minority of people prevent action?

8:06PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

so let see some action enough talk

1:17AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Consevation is a must for sustained living so why are the goverments the last to get on board!!

4:52AM PST on Nov 21, 2012

It is so overdue.

11:52AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

i'd hope we all support it

8:38AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Politicians hear their constituents, aka, their employers, which the seem to forget once they are in office and only hear the voice of Greed, that grease their pockets. Look at my State, New York, we have some of the most scenic land in this Country and do not want it to be destroyed by Fracking, but does the Governor hear the outcry of the people not to Frack it up? No! Despite after seeing the problems fracking has caused in Pennsylvania, our neighboring State. Politicians are nothing more than legalized Crooks. The only choice we get now at the polls, is choosing the lesser of the two Evils!

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