Audubon Statement on Conservation Funding in the NC House Budget

House budget moves conservation funding in the right direction.

DURHAM, North Carolina - “We’re glad to see conservation funding move in the right direction in the House budget," said Brian Turner, policy director at Audubon North Carolina. "By continuing to grow these funds, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier habitat for birds and people, even as our state faces the pressures of rapid growth. Thanks to House leadership for prioritizing these investments.”

The House budget includes $30 million in recurring funding for both the Land and Water Fund and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, representing a $6 million increase.

The conservation trust funds provide investments for local parks, trails, and gamelands and help preserve North Carolina's natural heritage. Every year, Audubon asks our lawmakers to support and grow the conservation trust funds. Our ask this year is $45 million in recurring funding for each.

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