February 2017:  Americans agree that local government should set aside land for the sheer purpose of preserving the natural landscape.  This support crosses people of all ages, genders, regions, household size, and parental status.

Per NRPA Park Metrics, the typical park and recreation agency has management responsibility of over 365 acres of developed and undeveloped open space. One-third of those acres are undeveloped.

Key Findings

  • Eighty-two percent of Americans agree it is important that their local government sets aside land for the sheer purpose of preserving the natural landscape.
  • Two in three people believe that setting aside land for the sheer purpose of preserving the natural environment is very or extremely important.
  • Nearly seven in 10 Millennials feel it is very or extremely important for local governments should set aside land for the sheer purpose of preserving the natural environment.

 

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