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President’s Budget Shortchanges Americans’ Land Conservation Priorities

[Washington, DC] The Administration’s proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year 2008, released Feb. 5, deeply cuts funding for land conservation programs and further threatens this country’s decades-long commitment to protecting public lands. Despite…enormous need, the Administration’s FY 2008 budget proposed only $29 million for 14 Forest Legacy projects…a cut of more than 50% from the president’s request last year ($61.5 million)… Despite the president’s earlier pledges to “fully fund” the highly popular and effective Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the budget released today further accelerates a trend of deep cuts to the program.
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News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes




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