Colorado BHA: Support for Public Land Conservation Funding

The Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides critical funding for public access to public lands, as well as critical conservation projects.  For example, in 2013 LWCF funds were used to purchase 920 acres of publicly accessible land along the Yampa River, which now provides sportsmen access to tens of thousands of acres of prime backcountry elk and deer habitat in the adjacent Cross Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA).  From the Dominguez Escalante National Conservation Area to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Gorge, the Land & Water Conservation Fund has benefited many of the best public hunting and fishing areas in Colorado.  In this special video shot at the 2014 National Rendezvous in Denver, members of Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers speak-up about why LWCF and public land conservation is important to them.


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