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					 America’s Voice For Conservation, Recreation, and Preservation

July 6, 2011

The Honorable Harry M. Reid                    The Honorable John A. Boehner
United States Senate                           United States House of Representatives
522 Hart Senate Office Building                1011 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510                           Washington, DC 20515

Dear Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner:

We are a broad coalition of organizations representing millions of members with very
diverse political backgrounds and areas of interest united behind a shared belief that
natural resource conservation, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation, and
investments in them, are vital to the future of our great nation.

Like you, we are concerned about our nation’s fiscal health. The nation faces
unsustainable future fiscal deficits, which must be addressed. As part of the overall
solution to our deficit challenges, we know that conservation, recreation, and historic
preservation programs will not and should not be exempt from scrutiny. We are willing
to engage in a process to find further savings in spending, and review the economic and
budgetary benefits of critical conservation, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation

The Federal budget cannot and should not be balanced disproportionately on the backs of
conservation, outdoor recreation and preservation. Doing so will impose on the future
generations whose well-being depends on the conservation and preservation of our
common natural and historic resources.

As a diverse community of taxpayers and voters who care about natural resource
conservation, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation, we stand ready to work with
you on serious efforts to address our nation’s economic and fiscal challenges, as they
relate to investments in, and tough choices about, the programs we care about. We urge
this Congress to address the federal deficit while still investing in critical conservation,
recreation and historic preservation programs in 2012.

Thank you.

Bill Meadows                                   John Nau III
President                                      Board of Trustees
The Wilderness Society                         Civil War Trust
**Please see attached for list of signers as of 7/6/11
 We are a broad partnership of nonprofits, organizations and businesses that represent
  tens of millions of American citizens who believe we must elevate the importance of
 natural resource conservation, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation programs.

                                             List of Signatories
National Organizations                                   Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Access Fund                                              Ducks Unlimited
Alliance of National Heritage Areas                      Endangered Species Coalition
American Alpine Club                                     Great Old Broads for Wilderness
American Association for State and Local                 HistoriCorps
History                                                  International Mountain Bicycling Association
American Bird Conservancy                                Izaak Walton League of America
American Canoe Association                               Land Trust Alliance
American Cultural Resources Association                  Marine Fish Conservation Network
American Farmland Trust                                  National Alliance of Forest Owners
American Federation of Labor and Congress of             National Association of Forest Service Retirees
Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)                       National Association of State Park Directors
American Fisheries Society                               National Audubon Society
American Fly Fishing Trade Association                   National Conference of State Historic
American Forest Foundation                               Preservation Officers
American Hiking Society                                  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
American Land Conservancy                                National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
American Mountain Guides Association                     National Park Trust
American Recreation Coalition                            National Parks Conservation Association
American Rivers                                          National Preservation Institute
American Trails                                          National Shooting Sports Foundation
American Whitewater                                      National Wild Turkey Federation
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies                  National Wildlife Federation
Bird Conservation Network                                National Wildlife Refuge Association
Blue Goose Alliance                                      Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Boone and Crocket Club                                   Openlands
Catch-A-Dream Foundation                                 Organic Farming Research Foundation
Choose Outdoors                                          Orion-The Hunters' Institute
City Parks Alliance                                      Outdoor Alliance
Civil War Trust                                          Outdoor Industry Association
Congressional Sportsmens Foundation                      Outdoors America
Conservation Force                                       Outward Bound U.S.A.
Dallas Safari Club                                       Partnership for the National Trails System
Defenders of Wildlife                                    Pheasants Forever
Portland Trails                                Alton Marketplace / Illinois Main Street
Preservation Action                            American Society of Landscape Architects
Public Lands Foundation                        Amigos de la Sevilleta
Quality Deer Management Association            Amigos de los Rios
Restore America’s Estuaries                    Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation                  (New Hampshire)
Saving Birds Thru Habitat                      Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Sierra Club                                    Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Society for American Archaeology               Appalachian Mountain Club
The Center for Desert Archaeology              Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
The Center for Large Landscape Conservation    Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
The Coastal States Organization                Arlington Heritage Alliance
The Colorado Mountain Club                     Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society
The Conservation Fund                          Ashland Mainstreet, Inc.
The Forest Land Group                          Audubon Outdoor Club
The Hawk Migration Association of North        Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
America                                        Baltimore Department of Recreation and
The Land Connection                            Parks
The Lands Council                              Baltimore National Heritage Area
The National Trust for Historic Preservation   Bear-Paw Regional Greenways
The Nature Conservancy                         Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy
The Trumpeter Swan Society                     Berkley Conservation Institute
The Trust for Public Land                      Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
The Wilderness Society                         Bird City Wisconsin
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership    Blue Mountain Land Trust
Tread Lightly!                                 Bosco-Milligan Foundation
Trout Unlimited                                Boston Harbor Island Alliance
Western Rivers Conservancy                     Branford Land Trust
WildEarth Guardians                            Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Wildlands CPR                                  Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance
Wildlife Forever                               CA Japanese American Community Leadership
Wildlife Management Institute                  Council
                                               Cahaba Riverkeeper
Winter Wildlands Alliance
                                               California Capitol Historic Preservation
State, Local, and Regional Nonprofits and      California Council of Land Trusts
Organizations                                  California Heritage Council
Agricultural Stewardship Association           California Preservation Foundation
Alabama Historical Commission                  California State Historic Preservation Office
Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation        Californians for Western Wilderness
Alaska Association for Historic Preservation   Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation   Cascade Land Conservancy
Alliance for Historic Wyoming                  Cashiers Historical Society
Alliance for New York State Parks
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc.             Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation
Center for Desert Archeology                     Endangered Habitats League
Central Coast Land Conservancy                   Environmental League of Massachusetts
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust              Finger Lakes Land Trust
Charles River Watershed Association              Fire Island Land Trust
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge          Florida Trail Association, Inc.
Complex, Inc.                                    Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Cherokee County Historical Society               Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Cherokee Forest Voices                           Forest Trust
Chesapeake Conservancy                           Foundation for Historical Louisiana
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage                     Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Chicago Wilderness                               Frederick Historic Sites Consortium
Chisago Lakes Main Street Initiative             Freshwater Future
Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum                   Friends of Acadia
Cienega Watershed Partnership                    Friends of Back Bay
City of Madisonville                             Friends of Blackwater
City of Minneapolis, Department of               Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge
Community Planning and Economic                  Friends of Congaree Swamp
Development                                      Friends of Dyke Marsh
City of Shelby                                   Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife
Clinton Brown Company Architecture               Refuge
ReBuild                                          Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge,
Coastal Conservation League                      Texas
Colorado Mountain Club                           Friends of Hakalau Forest
Colorado Preservation, Inc.                      Friends of Heinz Refuge at Tinicum
Columbus Landmarks Foundation                    Friends of Ironwood Forest
Community Open Land Trust                        Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge
Connecticut Audubon Society                      Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc.
Connecticut Preservation Action                  Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife
Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office   Refuge
Conservation Council for Hawai’i                 Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Conservation Federation of Missouri              Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Conservation Trust for North Carolina            Friends of Noxubee Refuge
Cooks Creek Watershed Association                Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands
Crossroads of the American Revolution            Friends of Princeton Open Space
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center                Friends of Rachel Carson National Wildlife
D&R Canal Watch                                  Refuge
DC Preservation League                           Friends of Red Rock Canyon
Deer Creek Museum, Glenrock Historical           Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Commission                                       Friends of Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
Delaware and Raritan Canal Coalition             Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National
Delaware Highlands Conservancy                   Wildlife Refuge
Delmarva Ornithological Society                  Friends of the Arapaho Wildlife Refuge
Friends of the Chassahowitzka National           Heritage Ohio
Wildlife Refuge Complex, Inc.                    Historic Annapolis
Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge            Historic Boulder, Inc.
Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of      Historic Charleston Foundation
Rhode Island                                     Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Friends of the Neches River
                                                 Historic Denver
Friends of the Prairie Learning Center
                                                 Historic FL Keys Foundation
Friends of the Refuge Headwaters
                                                 Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
Friends of the Sonoran Desert National
                                                 Historic Hawaii Foundation
Friends of the Southwest Louisiana Wildlife      Historic Kansas City Foundation
Refuges and Wetlands                             Historic Madison, Inc.
Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife       Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
Refuges                                          Historic Preservation Commission of South
Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife      Bend & Joseph County
Refuge                                           Historic Preservation League of Oregon
Friends of Wallkill River                        Historic Seattle
Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge     Historic Valley Junction Foundation
Georgetown Trust for Conservation &              History Colorado
Preservation                                     Hoosier Environmental Council
Georgia Forest Watch                             Housatonic Valley Association
Georgia Land Conservation Center                 Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation          Huyck Preserve and Biological Research
Glendale Heritage Preservation                   Station
Gold Coast & Hamburg Historic District           Ice Age Trail Alliance
Association                                      Idaho Conservation League
Grand Canyon Trust                               Idaho Rivers United
Grand Canyon Wildlands Council                   Idaho State Historic Preservation Office
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy         Idaho State Historical Society
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association           Illinois Audubon Society
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance            Illinois Environmental Council
Greater Lovell Land Trust                        Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Greater Yellowstone Coalition                    Indian River Lakes Conservancy
Greenbelt Land Trust                             Iowa Wildlife Federation
Guam Historic Resources Division                 Jackson County Tourism
Harris Center for Conservation Education         Jay Heritage Center
Harrodsburg First                                Jefferson Land Trust
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association              John G. Riley House Museum
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area             Kentucky Woodland Owners
Heat of the Lakes for Land Conservation Policy   Keweenaw Land Trust
Heat of the Lakes for Land Conservation Policy   Kingston Greenways Association
Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee &       Kingston Historical Society
Southwest Virginia                               Land Conservancy of Adams County
Heritage Nebraska
                                                 Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee           Fund
Landmarks Illinois                            New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation     New Jersey Recreation and Park Association
Life of the Land                              New London Landmarks
Litter Beaver Creek Land Foundation           New Mexico Archeological Council
Los Alamos Historical Society                 New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance
Main Street Corning                           New Mexico Wildlife Federation
Main Street Perryville                        New River Land Trust
Maine Preservation                            New York City Audubon
Malheur Wildlife Associates                   New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Marine Conservation Institute                 NH Association of Conservation Commissions
Maryland Commission on African American       North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
History and Culture                           North Carolina Historic Preservation Office
Maryland Historical Trust                     North Country Trail Association
Maryland Ornithological Society               North County Conservancy
Mendocino Land Trust                          North Dakota Historical Society and State
Messa Land Trust                              Historic Preservation Office
Michigan Historic Preservation Network        North Preston Properties
Milford Preservation Trust                    North Shore Land Alliance
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation             Northeast Wilderness Trust
Commission                                    Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Minnesota Forestry Association                Northern Sierra Partnership
Mississippi Heritage Trust                    Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Mississippi Land Trust                        Northwest Watershed Institute
Mississippi River Trust                       Norwalk Preservation Trust
Mississippi SHPO                              Oakland Heritage Alliance
Missoula Parks and Recreation                 Oblong Land Conservancy
Monadnock Conservancy                         Ohio Archeological Council
Montana Association of Land Trusts            Ohio Environmental Council
Montana Audubon                               Ohio Forestry Association
Montana Preservation Alliance                 Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Montana Wildlife Federation                   Ohio Historical Society
Montpelier Mansion                            Oklahoma Historical Society
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust           Old Escondido Historic District
MS Dept. of Marine Resources                  Open Space Institute
Nantucket Historic District Commission        Oregon Natural Desert Association
Napa County Landmarks                         Oregon Wild
National Committee for the New River          Oregon-California Trails Association
National Outdoor Leadership School            Outside Las Vegas Foundation
Natural Resources Council of Maine            Pacific Crest Trail Association
Natural Resources Initiative of Mississippi   Pacific Rivers Council
Naturaland Trust                              Parker River Clean Water Association
Nevada Conservation League & Education        Pasadena Heritage
Passaic River Coalition                          Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
Peconic Land Trust                               Sayre Main Street, Inc..
Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation               SC Coastal Conservation League
Prairielands Preservation Foundation Board       Scenic Hudson
Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia            Scenic Virginia
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota               Scott County Historic Preservation Society
Preservation Alliance of West Virginia           Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Preservation America                             Serpentine Art & Nature Commons, Inc.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara                     SEWEE Association
Preservation Commission, Rock Island, Illinois   Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach            Society for the Protection of New Hampshire
Preservation Kentucky                            Forests
Preservation Louisville                          Soda Mountain Wilderness Council
Preservation Pennsylvania                        Solano Land Trust
Preservation Resource Center                     Somers Land Trust
Preservation Texas, Inc.                         Sourland Planning Council
Preservation Trust of Vermont                    Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Preservation Virginia                            Spokane Preservation Advocates
Preservation Wayne                               St. Marks Refuge Association, Inc.
Preserve Calavera                                Stanford White Casino Theatre corp.
Preserve Rhode Island                            State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin
Providence Preservation Society                  Historical Society
Public Land and Water Access Association         State Historical Society of South Dakota
Putnam County Coalition to Preserve Open         Swan Ecosystem Center
Space                                            Tall Timbers Land Conservancy
Quindaro Ruins / Underground Railroad-           Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges
Exercise 2011                                    Taos Land Trust
Redlands Conservancy                             Tapteal Greenway Association
Richland County Conservation Commission          Tennessee Clean Water Network
Ridges to Rivers Open Space Network              Tennessee Ornithological Society
Rio Grande Return                                Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
Riveredge Bird Club                              Tennessee Riverkeeper
Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society           Texas Land Conservancy
Rock Island Preservation Society                 The Arkansas Audubon Society
Rowayton Arts Center                             The Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Sacred Sites International                       The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy                   The ClInch Coalition
Salem Audubon Society                            The Connecticut Ornithological Association
Saline Historic Downtown Alliance                The Conservancy of Montgomery County
San Bernardino Mountains Lands Trust             The Cragsmoor Conservancy, Inc.
San Juan Citizens Alliance                       The Delaware River Greenway Partnership
San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council                The Foundation for Historical Louisiana
Santa Fe Conservation Trust                      The Georgia Conservancy
The Grand Staircase Escalante Partners           Williamsburg Main Street Program
The Great Swamp Conservancy                      Willistown Conservation Trust
The Harris Center for Conservation Education     Winyah Rivers Foundation
The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.   Woodstock Land Conservancy
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground              WV Land Trust
Partnership                                      Young Preservation Associates of Pittsburgh
The Lake County Forest Preserve District
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester        Industries and Associations
                                                 1% for the Planet
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
                                                 Acorn Products
The Maryland Historical Trust
                                                 Advanced Flexible Materials, Inc.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and
History                                          American Alpine Institute
The Oblong Land Conservancy, Inc.                American Outdoor Products, Inc.
The Prairie State Conservation Coalition         American Sportfishing Association
The Preservation League of New York State        Angling Trade Magazine
The Trustees of Reservations                     B.A.S.S. LLC
The Villagers Inc.                               Backpacker Magazine
The Warwick Conservancy Inc.                     Big Agnes
TN Environmental Council                         Bison Belts
Torne Valley Preservation Association            Black Diamond
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust                     Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture                BlueWater Ropes
Upper Midwest Archaeology                        Boa Technology Inc.
Utah Heritage Foundation                         Brandwise, Inc.
Valley Conservation Council                      Breathe Magazine
Vanceburg Renaissance on Main                    C4 Waterman
Vermont Land Trust                               CamelBak
Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Office      CarbonVerde, LLC
Virginia Forest Watch                            Cascade Designs, Inc.
Voyageurs National Park Association              Casual Adventure
Wallowa Land Trust, Inc.                         Chaco
Washington Water Trails Association              Colorado Kayak Supply
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition     Confluence Films
Washington Wildlife Federation                   Conservation Easement Consultants
Weeks Bay Foundation                             Dale of Norway, Inc.
Western North Carolina Alliance                  Dansko, Inc.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy                 Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Western Resource Advocates                       Deneki Outdoors
WHALE - New Bedford                              Deuter USA, Inc.
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association              DNF Media, Inc. - Outdoor USA Magazine
Whidbey Camano Land Trust                        Eastern Mountain Sports
Wild South                                       Ecosystem Management Consultants
Wildlife Mississippi
Elevation Outdoors Magazine                 Nester Hosiery
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance            New England Wood Pellet LLC
Far Bank Enterprises                        New Forests Inc.
Fly Fish 10k                                Noelani Hawaii SUP LLC
Forest Capital Partners                     North Preston Properties
G.Loomis, Inc.                              Oboz Footwear
Gerber Legendary Blades                     One Source Apparel
GoMotion Inc.                               Orvis
Gramicci                                    Osprey Packs
Great Outdoor Store                         Outdoor Divas
Harboe Architects, PC                       Outdoor Industries and Associations
HCFR Outdoors, LLC                          Association
Honey Stinger                               Outside Adventure Film School
Hornady Manufacturing                       Pack Rat Outdoor Center
Horny Toad                                  Paddlers Supply
Hurricane Kayaks                            Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Company
Immersion Research                          Petzl
Injinji                                     Piragis Northwoods Company
Karhu                                       Prana
KINeSYS Inc.                                Product Architects Inc.
Kokatat                                     Pure Fishing
Lafuma America Inc.                         Red Wing Shoe Company
Lawson Hammock                              Reflex Sourcing Inc.
LEKI USA Inc.                               REI
Leupold & Stevens                           Remington Arms Company
Liberty Mountain                            Rock Creek Outfitters
Light and Motion                            Rose Creek Anglers, Inc.
Loksak Inc.                                 Sanitas Sales Group
LOWA Boots LLC                              Sasquatch
Marmot Mountain, LLC                        Saucony
Merrell                                     Serac Adventure Films
Metolius Mountain Products Inc.             Sierra Business Council
Momentum Media PR                           Skinny Skis
Morsel Munk, LLC                            Small Planet
Mountain Gazette                            Smith Optics
Mountain Gear                               SnowSports Industries America
Mountain Mama                               Sport Chalet, Inc.
Mountain Shades                             Sporting Culture Advisors
Mountain Tools                              Sportworks Northwest, Inc.
Nantahala Outdoor Center                    Sullivan-Bishop Agency LLC
National Marine Manufacturers Association   Suspenz Storage Racks
Nau, Inc.                                   Terra Public Relations
NEMO Equipment, Inc.                        Terra Strenua Outfitters
Terramar Sports Inc.
The Fly Shop, Inc.
The Forest Group
The Lyme Timber Company
The Mountaineers
The Painted Trout
The Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Club
The South Carolina Aquarium
The Trailhead
The Walton Works, LLC
Thompson Manufacturing, Inc.
Tierra Environmental
Twenty Two Designs, LLC
W & W associates, Inc.
Waterwisp Flies
West Coast Corp.
Wild River Outfitters, Inc.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures

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