For the 80% of Americans who live in or near cities, urban national wildlife refuges provide access to nature and outdoor recreation while also boosting local economies. This is especially true for communities of color that historically haven’t had equitable access to nature.🧵
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Urban wildlife refuges foster long-term partnerships with urban communities. They are essential to ensuring that every community has a chance to build a mutually beneficial relationship with the surrounding wildlife and its habitats.
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Local and volunteer led conservation efforts are central to the American the Beautiful initiative to protect 30% of public lands and waters by 2030. It’s also how we address the inequitable access to nature and its benefits to communities of color.
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My visit to an urban wildlife refuge in San Diego this week highlighted the importance of these spaces. With the historic investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, we can create more urban parks and refuges contribute to our national conservation goals.
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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a down payment to protect the outdoors for future generations. (5/5)

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@SecDebHaaland I appreciate your efforts but I also need to say these lands that you speak of have wildlife on them as well. Wolves wild horses mountain lions bobcats coyotes rabbits mice and on and on need to remain alive because they keep our ecosystems healthy
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Replying to @SecDebHaaland
Emergency protections now
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Why did you deny Nevada Springsnails and other species the ESA protections they clearly deserve?
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@SecDebHaaland What about our #Wolves, #WildHorses, #Burros, #MountainLions, #Bears, #BobCats, #Coyotes, and all the other #Wildlife that also live on the land. It's their home also. Protect them.
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Yes and the vast majority of the American people want to save these species #NativeAmerican tribes have also asked her to #RelistWolves and are being ignored #wolves NEED emergency protections
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Please reinstate the wolf to endangered species list b4 it’s too late. 2/21,WI trophy hunters violated tribal nations’ treaty;killed218 wolves in60 hours.83% above quota. Gov.Gianforte signed bills2cull wolf population 50%.wolves are functionally extinct 85% of former territories
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Oh goody we can go to Wyoming and watch sheep, Cattle,gas oil extraction and mining instead of wild horses burros & wolves
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