Building a Local Highway Through Protected Lands Has National Consequences
A threat to one National Conservation Area is a threat to all protected public lands. If constructed, the Northern Corridor Highway would set a dangerous national precedent that would make all protected public lands vulnerable to development.
Conservation Lands in the United States cover around 35 million acres, including all 17 National Conservation Areas, numerous National Monuments, Wilderness Areas, National Scenic and Historic Trails, and Wild and Scenic Rivers. If the Northern Corridor Highway is constructed, these beloved lands will become vulnerable to development, undermining the entire National Conservation Lands system. We must ensure that lands already designated as protected remain protected.