From Your Backyard To Deep In The Backcountry

LWCF Has Provided Access to Millions of Acres of Public Lands

Why Does LWCF Matter?

LWCF is the only conservation program dedicated to wild public lands, waters and wildlife and funding public access. This bipartisan program was permanently reauthorized by Congress in 2019. From neighborhood parks to national parks and deep into the backcountry, LWCF works to conserve America’s most valuable resources.

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Dedicated Funding for LWCF

Since the program was enacted by Congress more than a half-century ago to improve outdoor recreation and increase public access to public lands, LWCF has provided almost $4 billion for federal, state and local governments to sustain important lands and waters, conserve fish and wildlife habitat and enhance public access.

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Projects have been funded through LWCF in its 54 year history.


Acres of forest have been protected through grants provided by LWCF.


Every $1 of land and water conservation fund money invested creates $4 in economic value.


The amount of taxpayer money spent to provide public access to hunting and fishing grounds through LWCF.

LWCF Featured Projects

From your backyard to deep in the backcountry, LWCF has provided funding for thousands of projects. Check out some of our favorite projects.

Explore LWCF Success Stories and Projects at Risk

Successful LWCF Projects

Endangered LWCF Projects

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Stay up to date on the latest LWCF news and let your voice be heard by contacting your members of Congress today.