"I have been lucky enough to make a career of facilitating outdoor recreation, primarily as a fly fishing guide. As a guide, water quality and overall quality of the environment is of paramount importance. Trout is the species of fish that we target most often, and trout require the cleanest and coldest water to thrive. Therefore, if the quality of the environment decreases, my profession and salary will decrease as well. I support full funding of the LWCF to ensure continued protection of the environment around sensitive trout streams and across North Carolina."

- Tim Holcomb, forester
Western North Carolina,
Fishing Guide

 

 

 

Statement in Support of Nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
 
“As an avid outdoorsman and steadfast supporter of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Congressman Ryan Zinke understands how important our public lands are to our local economies, communities, and most importantly, our way of life. The LWCF Coalition appreciates Congressman Zinke’s strong and decisive leadership for America’s public lands and his selection by president-elect Donald J. Trump to be our next Interior Secretary.
 
“Congressman Zinke has consistently worked to retain and enhance our public lands while supporting access for hunters and anglers so they can enjoy the great outdoors. The LWCF Coalition applauds his nomination and looks forward to working with him in his new role.”