National Landscape Conservation System

3/24/2010
Last edited 7/30/2015

This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of America's newest conservation legacies, the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). First established by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt in 2000, and expanded and made permanent under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the 27-million-acre National Landscape Conservation System encompasses some of our nation's most treasured lands and waters.