- LWCF 50th Anniversary Press Release
- August 7, 2014- Outdoor Industry to Press Congress to Fully Support Land and Water Conservation Fund
- August 6th, 2014- U.S. Forest Service will award $14 million for working forests
- August 4th, 2014- Federal officials, lawmakers to tour to promote conservation fund
- July 24, 2014 US Public Lands Contribute $360 Billion, Over 2 Million Jobs in 2013
- Washington, July 24 2014 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits Capitol Hill to drum up support for conservation program
- July,8 2014-Secretary Jewell Announces $43 Million to States for Parks, Outdoor Recreation through Land Water Conservation Fund
- June 25th, 2014-Want to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic? Then we need to build more parks
- Maryland, Virginia, May 30, 2014 - Appomattox, South Mountain battlefields get preservation grants
- Minnesota, November 5, 2013- National Wildlife Refuges Support Over 35,000 Jobs, Pump $2.4 Billion into Local Communities
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.