- 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
- July 30, 2015- Land and Water Conservation Fund Advances
- July 22, 2015 - Conservation Leaders Hail Bipartisan Agreement for Land and Water Conservation Funding
- June 24, 2015 - Media Advisory: 100 Days Until LWCF Expires
- June 9, 2015 - LWCF Coalition Statement on FY16 House Interior Appropriations
- Apr. 15, 2015 - Rep. Grijalva & Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Permanently Re-Authorize LWCF
- April 6, 2015 - Interior Sec. Sally Jewell Announces Southeast Conservation Visit
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.