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Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

The Land & Water Conservation Fund is a successful bipartisan conservation program that does not cost taxpayers a dime

This bipartisan program is widely considered the backbone of America's public lands policy, Our nation's most successful conservation program is at risk. Without action in Congress, it expired on September 30, 2018.

This bipartisan program is widely considered the backbone of America's public lands policy, and in Montana alone, LWCF has resulted in $580 million in investments from the Rocky Mountain Front to Glacier and Yellowstone, hundreds of fishing access sites, and community parks and trails.  

Join us and let our leaders in Congress know that Montana jobs and our economy depends on saving this critical program. View Montana business leaders speaking up on behalf of LWCF here.

LWCF: 

  • The most successful and widely beneficial land and water conservation program, that has provided funding for fishing access sites, trails, community parks, recreation hubs, and access through public land easements for the past 50 years

  • Needs work and commitment from Congress to achieve permanent reauthorization and dedicated funding

  • Considered our biggest and most concerted effort to date, and will continue to take precedence until reauthorization and dedicated funding succeeds