Another important area of pro-environmental policy revolves around public lands. National Parks provided more than 300,000 jobs and visitor spending contributed 32 billion dollars more than $18 billion to the U.S. economy last year, according to the National Park Service. Outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, employs 7.6 million Americans and contributes $887 billion dollars to the U.S. economy, according to the Outdoor Industry Assocation. These are numbers that America’s leaders should prioritize through providing technological incentives, funding backlogged maintenance projects, and protecting hunting/fishing rights.Moreover, our nation’s elected officials and political leaders should focus on the positive economic impact of pro-environmental policies.With big government as the only solution given recently for environmental problems, it’s imperative that conservatives return to the table to discuss free market ideas. While certain government-led policies have worked, many have failed. It is time that we entertain new solutions from a different perspective.