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We applaud Rep. Bass for his effort to protect natural treasurers

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To the editor,

As a New Hampshire native, I have ingrained in me a deep connection with our state’s forests, lakes, mountains and wild places. Conserved lands are an important part of our heritage, our identity, economy and quality of life.

Congressman Charlie Bass understands this, and we should applaud his efforts to help protect our state’s natural treasures by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Dollars for this fund come from off-shore ...

To the editor,

As a New Hampshire native, I have ingrained in me a deep connection with our state’s forests, lakes, mountains and wild places. Conserved lands are an important part of our heritage, our identity, economy and quality of life.

Congressman Charlie Bass understands this, and we should applaud his efforts to help protect our state’s natural treasures by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Dollars for this fund come from off-shore drilling revenues set aside for conservation; this means no tax dollars are spent. The benefits to the public are many: LWCF has aided in establishing state parks and national wildlife refuges ensuring continued access to trail heads, traditional hunting and fishing grounds, wildlife viewing and the outdoor recreation.

Generating nearly $4-billion annually in sales and services, outdoor recreation provides jobs for Granite Staters, attracts visitors to the state and generates an estimated $261-million in tax revenues. Congressman Bass as well as Senators Shaheen and Ayotte understand the important role land conservation plays in preserving the character of our state and the economic boost they provide to our families and communities.

Brian Gagnon

The Wilderness Society

Plymouth