Our nation’s conservation programs support critical partnerships with communities to protect the local places we love and the habitat that birds need—from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay to Puget Sound, and everything in between. Through a variety of important programs, they provide the funding, science, and expertise that enables needed restoration projects and protections for lands, water, and wildlife.
Last week, President Donald Trump offered a first glimpse at plans for the budget that funds these programs. Next week, more details on the budget are likely to emerge. While the early reports on potential cuts from the administration are concerning for birds, we know that the details of any funding plan will be debated for months in Washington. Standing between these initial announcements and any outcome: you, our members.
Here is a quick primer on what to expect as we move forward.
Okay, how cute is that piper plover?!