needs family farms to survive.
of the nation’s protected species use farmland for over eighty percent of their
more and more of these family farms are going extinct.
over the past few years, state funding for farmland preservation has been
slashed by 52 percent.
cuts have already cost our country thousands of vital family farms. Especially
in the “urban edge” communities where wildlife heavily relies on farmland for
food, shelter and safety as their original habitats have virtually disappeared
due to development.
You can help lead the
fight for farmland protection and save wildlife habitat. Please let your Governor know that you want more state
funding for farmland protection to ensure our wildlife has the habitat
necessary to survive.
Please act now — before it’s too late.
Do your part to save the farmland closest to your home. Sign the petition, and join American Farmland
Trust in the fight to preserve vital wildlife habitat by protecting family
Tell Your Governor to Protect Wildlife and Family Farms
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am deeply concerned about the loss of fertile farmland to development and the ongoing threats to our family farms and ranches.These lands are vitally important to my community and our state's threatened wildlife. Half of the nation's protected species use family farms for over 80 percent of their habitat. Without family farms, these wildlife species have no place to go. We urgently need these lands -- and the people who devote their lives to them -- to feed ourselves, our communities and protect our state's beloved wildlife.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]