- April 21, 2016 Conservation Leaders Celebrate LWCF Victory
- December 9, 2016 Statement of LWCF Coalition on Energy Conference Report
- January 1, 2017 Statement in Support of Nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
- March 1, 2017 LWCF Coalition Congratulates Congressman Zinke on his Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior
- March 8, 2017 Senators Cantwell and Burr Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund Bipartisan Bill Would Make LWCF Permanent
- March 16, 2017 Conservation Leaders React To Trump Budget
- April 20, 2016 - An Epic Win for Conservation in America
- February 4, 2016 - President’s Budget Makes Historic Investment in Land and Water Conservation
- November 5, 2015 - Bishop Proposal Would Roll Back 50 Years of Conservation and Recreation
- Sept. 30, 2015 - Congress Terminates America's Most Important Conservation Program
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is the federal program to conserve irreplaceable lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the nation. The program works in partnership with state and local efforts to acquire and protect inholdings and expansions in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national trails, and BLM areas. LWCF grants to states support the acquisition and development of state and local parks and recreational facilities. But the program has been chronically underfunded leading to a number of missed opportunities for investing in important areas.
Now, a broad-based coalition of conservation, recreation, environment, business, historic and cultural organizations as well as many others are working together to secure full and dedicated funding of the LWCF. At the congressionally authorized level of $900 million annually, we can help preserve natural areas, historical sites, wildlife habitat, and ensure that all Americans have access to quality outdoor recreation.