What's at stake
Conserving our natural and agricultural lands has never been more important.
In the United States, we lose roughly 150 acres of natural land and 40 acres of farmland every hour. That’s the equivalent of losing more than the entirety of Shenandoah National Park every year.
Once that land is gone, we can’t get it back.
With every acre of land lost to poorly planned development, we diminish our connection to nature, wipe out family farms, destroy valuable wildlife habitats and rob future generations of access to nature.
Less land means less habitat for plants and animals and less food for our nation. It means that children have fewer green places to play outside. It means that instead of relying on wetlands and forests to naturally filter and purify our water, we must build expensive water treatment plants and deploy caustic chemicals.