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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 7,967
Sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

At the turn of the 20th century, the American Bison, our national mammal, was nearly wiped out by relentless slaughter. Populations plunged from between 30 to 60 million to less than 500 animals.

Though tireless efforts to restore herds have helped place bison on the path toward recovery, they still need your help.

To survive, the American Bison relies on the North American tallgrass prairie — an ecosystem that is more imperiled than the Amazon rainforest.

Congress has the power to protect bison habitat by supporting one of our nation's most effective conservation programs, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). However, Congress ignores and underfunds this program year after year — even though the LWCF doesn't cost taxpayers a dime! Meanwhile, critical bison habitat in the Dakotas, Oklahoma, and throughout the nation get turned into parking lots.

The still-fragile bison comeback needs the LWCF. Our prairies need the LWCF. Iconic American species need the LWCF. And Congress needs to hear this message — from you.

Please urge Congress to stand up for permanent reauthorization and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund today for bison and all of the species that are critical to our natural spaces.

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund has played a critical role in protecting fragile habitat for America's cherished species for over 50 years. This program — which doesn't cost US taxpayers a dime — protects so much about what makes America great and has been crucial for connecting people to nature and our natural resources.

But, year after year, funding for this program falls short, undermining long-term conservation planning that can make a real difference to the recovery of vital species.

Stand up for permanent reauthorization of LWCF today for all of the species that are critical to our natural spaces.


Petition Signatures

Sep 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2017 Michelle Cupp I care
Sep 22, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 22, 2017 Perrine FRINDEL
Sep 22, 2017 Sherry Spurling
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Soden
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Hunt
Sep 22, 2017 Carol Taylor
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 barry page
Sep 21, 2017 Robina Ingram-Rich
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2017 Victoria Peyser
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 Kim Anthony
Sep 20, 2017 Scarlett Fahrenson
Sep 20, 2017 Jessica Mattox
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Wendy Horn
Sep 20, 2017 Maria Dimitropoulou
Sep 20, 2017 Cynthia Pealo We have to save the bison from the cruel people that only want to keep killing them!!!
Sep 20, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Sep 19, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 19, 2017 Lisa Maddux
Sep 19, 2017 Diana Spencer Protect bison and all animals from human abuse and greedy, mindless interference.
Sep 19, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 19, 2017 Patricia Malherbe
Sep 19, 2017 Wanda Harris They live in the area of Virginia I am from - they are beautiful animals, this is a shame.
Sep 19, 2017 Stacy Butrim
Sep 19, 2017 Mary DeMaris
Sep 19, 2017 Joe Hollerich
Sep 19, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Sep 19, 2017 Priscilla Lai
Sep 19, 2017 Yanky Ng
Sep 19, 2017 Julia Villafuerte
Sep 19, 2017 Luiza Rangel
Sep 19, 2017 Thomas Rangel
Sep 19, 2017 Kiku Rangel
Sep 19, 2017 Georgina Rangel
Sep 19, 2017 Ludwig Rangel
Sep 19, 2017 Iona Valent
Sep 19, 2017 Brian Adams
Sep 19, 2017 Blagovesta Zlatanova
Sep 18, 2017 Sanne Svilling
Sep 18, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Sep 18, 2017 minerva guzman
Sep 18, 2017 Marilyn Hesche Please help keep these beautiful animals around! They are magnificent creatures!

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