Our most successful bipartisan CONSERVATION program has expired due to congressional inaction.


America's most important conservation and recreation program, which has saved places in nearly every state across the country, expired on September 30, 2018 without action from Congress.

The time for action is now.


video series: Montana business leaders call on senator daines to make good on promise to revive lwcf

Shea Dawson of family-owned Thirsty Street Brewing Company in Billings is one of many Montana business owners that see the direct economic benefit of our public lands. Dawson joins hundreds of Montana business leaders frustrated that our booming outdoor recreation economy is threatened by a lack of Congressional action on The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Josh Spitzer, CFO and COO of onX discusses how crucial the Land and Water Conservation Fund is to Montana businesses and our economy. Senator Daines is in a unique position to reauthorize LWCF, which expired due to Congressional inaction 9/30/2018. We urge Sen. Daines to continue fighting for permanent reauthorization and full funding of LWCF immediately.

Montana businesses are stunned Congress has failed to reauthorize the backbone of America's conservation policy, the Land and Water Conservation Act (LWCF). Owner of Sweetwater Fly Shop, Dan Gigone, explains how important LWCF is to his business and Montana's economy.

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

BREAKING NEWS: Partisan Politics Tanks LWCF: Congress fails to reauthorize, fund successful conservation program

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. Due to Congressional inaction, 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. 


  • 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

  • Join us in calling upon Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund LWCF.

Montana LWCF


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