- from Conservation
The United States is about half farmland and one-third national parks and forests, according to the most recent census.
The rest is cities, towns, industrial parks, lakes, rivers, and streams.
Right now, the land and water and the creatures living on them are in trouble, and people are part of the problem—we’re using up Earth’s resources too quickly and changing the planet too drastically.
But people are also part of the solution—we can and must take care of our planet. That means taking care of Earth’s land, water, plants, animals, and air. Everyone can help. Conservation is the answer. Conservation is a term we use to describe protecting and managing Earth’s natural resources.