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National Defense Authorization Act

Congress gives the gift of conservation with protections of public lands

By: 
Meg Morris


Image: Joshua Duplechian 

Earlier this month Congress passed legislation that included protections for about one million acres of some of our nation's most pristine and treasured landscapes. The legislation also protects fish, valuable wildlife habitat and public access to public land.  Here's a round-up of the areas protected in the bill.

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