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.
Keywords: AFO (Animal Feeding Operation,), LWCF
(Livestock Storage Waste Facilities), CNMP (Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans), ag-chemicals, nutrient
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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.
In October, Congress approved $699 million in LWCF
spending for 1998, but not without strings.
This year, even as the Park Service considers killing a program to purchase private inholdings in parks, Congress sits on the LWCF
, using it in an accounting scheme to reduce the federal deficit.
In existence since 1965, the LWCF
is credited with great success - 41,000 projects in almost every county in the country.
Over 40,000 grants to states and localities have been approved under the LWCF
grants program for acquisition, development, and planning of outdoor recreation opportunities in the United States.
What's more, the LWCF
has been widely praised among the conservation community.
Bishop attacked the program, saying it was supported by "the Obama administration and powerful special interest groups that profit financially under the current LWCF
regime, who are willing to lie and cheat to lock in permanently a system that lacks transparency and swindles states' recreational needs.
A local example of the LWCF
in action is Hassanamesit Woods in Grafton, a treasured 200 acres set aside with the help of federal funds.
is a federal program that uses offshore oil and gas royalties to create parks, trails, river fishing access and preserve family ranches.