The Business Case for Public Lands

By Laura Friedland
America’s crown jewels–the 129 national monuments, more than 400 national parks, 560 national wildlife refuges, wild and scenic rivers, national marine monuments, national battlefields and wildernesses–have been protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. These 618 million acres are held in trust for the American people and managed by the federal government. Today’s political climate means these lands and waters are more threatened than ever before.



As part of its focus on the business case for public lands, SHIFT is convening mayors, the heads of chambers of commerce, business leaders and outdoor recreationists to discuss how investments in outdoor recreation and public lands affect their communities.

Join us in the SHIFT movement today to keep public lands in public hands.


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Laura Friedland