*Photo above by Photo by Tim Crawford, courtesy of Northern Plains Resource Council

Secure, prosperous, and sustainable future

Ensure opportunities for a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future

Rural America is vital to the health and wellness of our country, and rural communities can play a critically important role in developing more sustainable and resilient food and energy systems. We can accomplish these goals without extracting natural resources, polluting our drinking water, or exploiting our communities. Policy must prioritize protecting the health of our forests, grasslands, and rivers. And we must ensure that rural communities can take advantage of opportunities to transform our agriculture and energy sectors, growing our economy and helping fight climate change.

Issue Priorities

Public Lands

Public lands provide rural communities with economic opportunities, environmental benefits, and improve quality of life.

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Explore our other Policy Priorities

Freedom & end discrimination

Investing in rural communities

Reining in corporate greed