- Apr. 15, 2015 - Rep. Grijalva & Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Permanently Re-Authorize LWCF
- April 6, 2015 - Interior Sec. Sally Jewell Announces Southeast Conservation Visit
- February 3, 2015 - Colorado Groups Praise Bennet & Gardner Support of Amndmt #92
- February 2, 2015 - Coalition Statement on FY16 President's Budget Release
- January 29, 2015 - LWCF Coalition Statement on Burr-Bennet-Ayotte Amendment
- December 10, 2014 - LWCF Coalition Statement on Lame Duck
- September 3, 2014 - 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
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.