Toxic threats

Tell the USGS: Restore the National Pesticide Use Maps database

Tractor spraying pesticides on vegetable field with sprayer at spring
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The pesticides sprayed on our farms threaten the health of our ecosystems and communities.

The National Pesticide Use Maps database is a critical tool for monitoring pesticide use and estimating water pollution across the nation. Its data is used by the federal government, scientists, and public health officials alike — and there is no other data source on pesticides that can compare.

Understanding pesticide use is critical to protecting pollinator populations, the health of our environment, and human health. I strongly urge you to not terminate, and in fact to restore to previous pre-Trump levels, the tracking and mapping of pesticide use in the U.S.