"Our community works hard to protect its rural and wild character. The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been a big help in doing that. America benefits when it invests in clean water, productive land and wildlife habitat. I support full funding of the LWCF. It's a small investment with a very big dividend."

- Melanie Parker
Outfitter and member of Swan Valley School Board, MT




LWCF Coalition Congratulates Congressman Zinke on his Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior  
The following is a statement from Tom Cors, the Director of Government Relations for Lands at The Nature Conservancy and a co-chair of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition:. 
“The LWCF Coalition thanks the Senate for confirming Congressman Ryan Zinke as our nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior, and we offer our congratulations. Congressman Zinke is an avid outdoorsman, a lifelong user of our public lands, and a strong supporter of America’s most important conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He understands the vital role our public lands and waters play in contributing to our outdoor economy and shaping our American identity. 
“Congressman Zinke has distinguished himself with his strong commitment to keeping public lands public, his forceful advocacy for LWCF funding, and his passionate activism on behalf of Montana sportsmen and women. His reputation as a champion for critical conservation and outdoor recreation issues is well-deserved and his leadership will be essential as key conservation issues, including reauthorization and robust funding for LWCF, are considered.
“The LWCF Coalition looks forward to working with the incoming secretary to strengthen and protect the parks, places and public lands that are the birthright of every American.”