This failure on the part of Congress is also difficult to understand because the LWCF
program enjoys strong public support.
Resources committee advanced a bipartisan agreement to permanently authorize LWCF
as part of a bipartisan energy bill from Chairman Sen.
The projects selected for LWCF
funding were included in the Fiscal Year 2014 President's Budget.
These two leaders want to ensure the Forest Legacy Program and LWCF
are able to provide the benefits to our state that we are promised by the U.
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is annual spending from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Unfortunately, Congress eliminated the funding for this important element of the LWCF
in 1995, just before I got to Congress in January 1997.
has been instrumental in creating recreational opportunities for Latinos in urban, suburban, and rural areas to get outdoors through the parks, trails, and recreation projects dependent upon LWCF
We urge the Senate to ensure the flow of funds to the LWCF
, but the fund itself must be handled wisely, with the clear priority being managing diligently and well lands already in the public trust.
is a federal program that uses offshore oil and gas royalties to create parks, trails, river fishing access and preserve family ranches.
The principal source of funding for parkland acquisition, LWCF
has seen a significant decline in congressional appropriations since 2002 and is now little more than a trickle (see chart, page 47).
will include $140 million for grants to states--funding will be available on a 50/50 matching basis for state and local parks and recreation initiatives including the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.
was established to protect important areas from development.