- from Conservation
Of all the land in the United States, almost half is farmland, according to the most recent census.
Around one-third is national parks and forests. The rest is cities, towns, industrial parks, lakes, rivers, and streams. This is our country.
Right now, the United States and every other place on Earth is in trouble, and people are part of the problem. We are using up Earth’s resources and causing major changes on the planet. Not all of them are for the better.
People are also part of the solution. Only we can take care of our planet. Taking care of Earth means taking care of its land, water, plants, animals, and air. Everyone—including you—has a part to play. That’s where conservation comes in. Conservation is defined as protecting and managing Earth’s natural resources.