Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) is a group for Latinos who value our nation’s public lands.  We work to protect our healthy watersheds, clean air and robust wildlife habitats so that we can continue to enjoy and practice centuries-old cultural traditions that depend on these open spaces. From southwestern deserts to northern forestland, Latinos throughout America have a strong connection to our nation's diverse landscapes. We urge our elected and appointed policymakers to safeguard our precious public lands, so that our children can enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting, camping and other outdoor activities for generations to come.

Take Action for Conservation

Action #1: Tell your Congressional representatives to reauthorize and fully fund the LWCF before it expires.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expires on September 30, 2015. One simple thing our Congress can do to protect parks, heritage, and access to fishing and hunting is reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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Action #2: Submit a comment in support of a strong rule to prevent waste on public lands

Enough natural gas is being wasted annually on America's public lands to supply a city the size of Denver for a year. We want to stop oil and gas companies from wasting more than $360 million worth of natural gas through preventable leaks and the wasteful practice of venting and flaring.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will release a draft rule soon and it will be open to public comment. Have your voice heard!

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