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Hiding in Plain Sight: America's Most Effective Conservation Program

Will Rogers | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Will Rogers

Buried in today's budget is a plan to spend $900 million next year for a program which has been one of the most effective in the nation since it was created 50 years ago. It is the Land and Water Conservation Fund, often referred to inside the Beltway by its acronym -- LWCF.

Please Sir, May I Have Some More? Congress Should Provide Crucial Funding for City Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Long ago, in a galaxy seemingly far, far away, the federal government once played an important role in funding local parks, including parks in cities. But in recent years, the feds have had a more modest role in building and restoring our parks, and even that role is now at risk.

A Veteran's Perspective: Congress Must Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Mark Starr | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Adjusting to everyday life after the high intensity of deployment can be difficult. Many veterans find healing by spending time in the outdoors. That's why it's personally important for me and many veterans that we protect public lands in our state and our nation.

Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Win for the Environment, a Win for the Economy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

Protecting the great outdoors is good for our economy, helps create jobs, and ensures that the scenic landscapes that millions of people enjoy in California each year will be here for generations to come.

Safeguarding a Federal Conservation Program, Without Taxpayer Money

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

Many of America's most special places were protected by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the House is considering a plan which would effectively eliminate its funding this year.

Federal Conservation Fund Gets Boost: Will States Follow?

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Rogers

Even if you hike, fish, hunt, ski, bike, or view wildlife in any of our iconic national parks, historic sites, and wildlife refuges, you might be unaw...