- An entire generation of Americans has disconnected from the outdoors and is less active, writers say
- There's a growing, multibillion-dollar backlog of maintenance work piling up, they write
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, is a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools. John Bridgeland is co-chairman of the Franklin Project at The Aspen Institute and former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush. The views expressed are their own.
(CNN)Providing opportunities for our kids, supporting our veterans, and conserving our public lands and resources are among the nation's most pressing challenges.