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Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 becomes law
Author: teddygirl | Monday April 27, 2009

The following is from the National Parks Conservation Association, an organization is protecting parks for future generations.

We are delighted that the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on March 30, 2009. This important legislation brings together over 160 bills into one package and is breathtaking in its scope and significance--greatly expanding and enhancing America's protected public lands, rivers, and trails.

The Omnibus Lands bill is a win for both our natural and cultural heritage. It protects millions of acres of wilderness, and the priceless American heritage found in our National Park System. The Act includes over 40 bills affecting the National Park System. Examples of park measures in this bill include:

* Expansion of Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts to protect the historically significant farm of Colonel James Barrett, commander of the Middlesex Militia.
* Establishment of a commemorative trail in upstate New York that connects local and state sites to the Women's Rights National Historical Park.
* Protection of the cultural, ecological, and scenic integrity of Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama and Fort Davis National Historic Site in Texas from adjacent development.
* Authorization of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail in the Pacific Northwest--the first such trail in the National Park System.
* Designation of the Amargosa River as Wild and Scenic, providing much-needed protection for water resources at Death Valley National Park in California.

NPCA staff and park supporters have worked on many of these bills for years. We could not do this work without your support. On behalf of everyone here at NPCA, thank you to all of our national park supporters who helped make this victory for our national heritage possible.

For more information, visit National Parks Conservation Associations website.

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