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Our Most Important Conservation Program Is Gone -- But It Doesn't Have to Be Forever

Margie Alt | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

The Land and Water Conservation Fund fostered an idea endemic to our country: that precious landscapes should be set aside for the long-term enjoyment of all, not the short-term gain of a few.

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders' Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

For the first time, TNC trustees from all 50 states and both political parties will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell their legislators that they need to fix this mistake as soon as possible.

Latinos to Congress: Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Preserve the Antiquities Act!

Jose Calderon | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Jose Calderon

Parks offer Latinos a way to reconnect to something central to our culture and identity. These green spaces are ideal for family gatherings and for facilitating community connections, not unlike the plazas in towns across Latin America. In this way, the nation's parks brings Latinos together.

The Best Birthday Present for Our Parks

Margie Alt | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

Our parks deserve what we all want on our birthday: friends coming together, setting aside their disagreements, and having a good time. Congressional friends of land protection need to do just that: put business as usual on hold, and renew and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Outdoors for All

The Corps Network | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
The Corps Network

The idea was to protect natural places for all Americans as a counterbalance to the depletion of natural resources. Now, unless Congress reauthorizes the fund, our public lands and waters are at risk of falling even further into disrepair.

In One Month: A New Earth; Shots From Pluto and a Missing Sun

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

I cannot recall a more eventful month than this July: We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun.

Latino Conservation Week Reinforces Importance of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Maite Arce | Posted 07.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Last year, when Hispanic Access Foundation launched Latino Conservation Week we wanted to create a platform for organizations to showcase the involvement of Latinos in the outdoors and this community's concern for preserving our natural resources for future generations.

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

Will Rogers | Posted 04.04.2015 | 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...