In spring 2010, the Obama administration launched its America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative seeking ideas from the public on how to reconnect Americans with our public wild lands and waterways. The administration hosted more than 50 listening sessions across the country attended by more than 10,000 people.
The Sierra Club organized members and supporters throughout the U.S. to attend the sessions and voice concerns and share expert opinions on the conservation measures we must enact in the face of new environmental threats. We also engaged America’s youth in the process of planning for their future. Our Building Bridges to the Outdoors program encouraged more than 150 young people to participate in ten roundtable events about wilderness management in an era of climate change.
In mid-February, the Obama administration released the AGO report that contains the input, ideas, and strategies put forth during the national listening sessions.
Now that the Obama administration has released the AGO report, we must take the next step by turning the initiative into a conservation agenda. To support the AGO initiative, click here.