Historic Moment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Saratoga Gap Trail, Castle Rock State Park

Views along the Saratoga Gap Trail at Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Thursday February 1, 2018. (Photo by David Royal)

Thanks to your calls to legislators, we are one step away from permanent and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a significant majority.

The President announced his intent to sign the bill, and we look forward to celebrating this historic achievement with you. This bill would deliver permanent, dedicated, annual funding of $900 million for LWCF and up to $9.5 million annually over the next five years to address the urgent and deferred maintenance needs on federal lands, parks, and forests.

LWCF has not only been essential for land conservation, but also to ensure more people have access to nature. Safe, welcoming, and inclusive access to nature for all is vital for our well-being and for the future of a diverse environmental movement. LWCF also can spur new investments in our outdoor economy, which in this critical time can mean important job opportunities.

Thank you for reaching out to our legislators to support the Great American Outdoors Act. This couldn’t have happened without you.

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