From Your Backyard To Deep In The Backcountry
LWCF Has Provided Access to Millions of Acres of Public Lands
Why Does LWCF Matter?
The LWCF conserves and protects our nation’s great lands from every American’s backyard to deep in the backcountry. This bipartisan bill was passed so that every American can have access to the outdoors. From national parks to neighborhood parks, the LWCF works to conserve America’s most valuable resources.Take Action
History of LWCF
The LWCF was a bipartisan bill passed in 1964 by Congress to improve outdoor recreation and increase public access to public lands. The 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.Read More
40,000+Projects have been funded through the LWCF in its 54 year history.
2,300,000Acres of forest have been protected through grants provided by the LWCF.
x4Every $1 of land and water conservation fund money invested creates $4 in economic value.
$0The amount of taxpayer money spent to provide public access to hunting and fishing grounds through the LWCF.
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