- 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
- 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
- Sept. 25, 2015 - House Democrats Sign Letter Urging Action on LWCF
- Sept. 17, 2015 - 53 Bipartisan Senators Sign Letter Urging Immediate Action on LWCF
- Sept. 22, 2015 - 30 House GOP Members Sign Letter Urging Action on LWCF
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.