LWCF Funded Units in Pennsylvania

Federal Program  
Allegheny NF  
Allegheny Portage NHS  
Brandywine Battlefield  
Flight 93 NMem  
Fort Necessity NB  
Friendship Hill NHS  
Gettysburg NMP  
Independence NHP  
John Heinz Tinicum NWR  
Johnstown Flood NMem  
Paoli Battlefield  
Upper Delaware SRR  
Valley Forge NHP  
*Delaware Water Gap
*Highlands Conservation
Approximate Federal Total
State Program  
Approximate Total Stateside Grants
Approximate Total Federal and State $315,000,000
*Multi-state project  

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LWCF Success in Pennsylvania

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect some of Pennsylvania’s most treasured places.  Pennsylvania has received approximately $315 million over the past four decades, protecting places such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

At roughly 70,000 acres, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the largest national park unit between Maine and Virginia.  It is also among the busiest, attracting more than five million annual visitors. Recreational opportunities at the park include hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and chances to learn about the park’s many historical and cultural sites.  The park has many privately owned properties within its boundaries that face potential development. Using LWCF funds to purchase these inholdings will improve the management of existing park resources.

Economic Benefits

Active outdoor recreation is an important part of the Pennsylvania economy.  Each year, 1.5 million sportspersons and 3.9 million wildlife watchers combine to spend $5.4 billion on wildlife-associated recreation in Pennsylvania.  This is an integral part of the American outdoor recreation economy, which contributes $730 billion annually to the U.S. economy, supports 6.4 million American jobs (1 out of every 20 jobs in the U.S.), and stimulates 8 percent of all consumer spending, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.