Support the Great American Outdoors Act!

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Mammoth Steps, Mammoth Steps 2020, Devil's Lake Segment
Wisconsinites enjoy access to public lands across the state, including along the Devil's Lake Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Hikers approach the east bluff of Devil's Lake from the south by traveling through Roznos Meadow. Photo by Megan Diermeier.

The historic Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was passed by the senate earlier this year, and it will be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this Wednesday, July 22.

Please reach out to your state representatives to support the

Great American Outdoors Act!

Why do we support the Great American Outdoors Act?

The GAOA(S.3422/H.R. 7092) is necessary to support our public lands, including the Ice Age Trail. We rely on these lands to preserve our nation’s heritage and recreation opportunities. The passage of this companion House bill will achieve the twin goals of protecting America’s special places and repairing deteriorating infrastructure.

The bill will help address priority repairs in our national parks and on other public lands by directing up to $9.5 billion over five years to address maintenance needs within the National Park System, other public land agencies, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.

It will also fully and permanently dedicate $900 million per year already being deposited into the Land and Water Conservation Fund, our nation’s most important conservation program. This dedicated funding will ensure protection of, and access to, irreplaceable lands and local recreation opportunities, including land for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

You may review the economic benefits of GAOA here.

Your Voice Matters!

Please reach out to your House Members TODAY. Ask them to support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail by confirming a YES vote for the GAOA companion bill (H.R. 7092) as a CLEAN bill with no amendments. Anything else will stop the bill in its tracks, and we will lose the historic opportunity to pass full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program.

What to say:

I am an avid hiker and supporter of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, one of the eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States. I urge you to support our parks and public lands by voting for the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 7092) as a clean bill with no amendments.

Funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund has played, and will continue to play, a significant role in making land acquisition and protection possible all along the Ice Age Trail.  

Thank you for considering this request.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, WI Congressional Districts
Click on the map above to visit an interactive map of WI State Legislature districts. Select "Congressional Districts" on the legend and click on your district to find your State Representative.

Who to Contact: 

1st District: Bryan Steil – R, (202) 225-3031, contact via email here.

2nd District: Mark Pocan – D, (202) 225-2906, contact via email here.   

3rd District: Ron Kind – D, (202) 225-5506, contact via email here

4th District: Gwen Moore – D, (202) 225-4572, contact via email here.   

5th District: James F. Sensenbrenner – R, (202) 225-5101, contact via email here.    

6th District: Glenn Grothman – R, (202) 225-2476, contact via email here.    

7th District: Thomas Tiffany – R, (202) 225-3365, contact via email here.

8th District: Mike Gallagher – R, (202) 225-5665, contact via email here.

If you live outside of Wisconsin and like to advocate on behalf of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, you can find your U.S. House Representatives here.

The more calls or emails our Representatives receive, the more likely they are to support the GAOA. Thank you for advocating on behalf of our public lands.


The Advocacy Team of the Ice Age Trail Alliance