"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

 

LWCF CALL TO ACTION!

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Dear partners,

This is an absolutely critical time for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and if we don’t act soon, we won’t be able to save America’s most important conservation program.. 

Congress let the LWCF expire on September 30 and we need your help to ensure it is reauthorized intact. We need to program to be reauthorized in its current form and fully funded for it to continue protecting vital parks, trails, wildlife and recreation projects that are counting on LWCF funding.

As we commemorate LWCF’s half-century track record of success, please reach out to your member of Congress and urge them to speak up for funding and reauthorization of America’s most important conservation and recreation program.

Support Reauthorization and Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

  • For 50 years, LWCF has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects, outdoor recreation access, and the continued preservation of our nation’s historic, cultural and iconic landmarks. (Look up how LWCF has impacted your State here!)
  • LWCF is paid for with non-taxpayer dollars. Congress made a commitment to the American public that a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling would go to outdoor recreation and conservation, as an offset for the depletion of resources that belong to us all.
  • This is a critical time for conservation as LWCF’s authorizing legislation is now expired, threatening conservation and recreation projects that are critical to American communities and our nation’s outdoor recreation economy.
  • We urge Members of Congress to speak up in support of LWCF reauthorization, as well as robust funding for the program.

Sign on to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

Add your voice to the growing number of those organizations and individuals who want to let our Representatives know they support reauthorization and full and dedicated funding for the LWCF:

Urge your Senator to sign onto S.338 and S.890

  • S.338 is a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Please ask your Senators to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Senators for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.
  • S.890 is a bill that would permanently reauthorize and provide full, dedicated and permanent funding of $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund as authorized by Congress, and finally fulfill the promise that was made to the American people almost 50 years ago. Please ask your Senators to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Senators for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.

Urge your Congressman/Congresswoman to sign onto H.R.1814

  • H.R.1814 is a companion to S. 338, a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Please ask your Representatives to co-sponsor this bill in support of LWCF if they have not already, and thank your Representatives for leading the charge for LWCF if they have.