PUBLIC LANDS FUNDING IS IN JEOPARDY
The Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is America’s most important conservation and recreation program, responsible for protecting parks, trails, wildlife refuges and recreation areas at the federal, state and local level. For over 52 years, it has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects, access to recreation, and the continued historic preservation of our nation’s iconic landmarks. LWCF does not use any taxpayer dollars – it is funded using a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments.
CONGRESS HAS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH TO REAUTHORIZE THIS IMPORTANT SOURCE OF FUNDING, BUT THEY ARE NOT TAKING ACTION. PAUL RYAN, WE NEED TO YOU ACT NOW!
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided funding to help protect some of Wisconsin’s most treasured places and ensures recreational access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. It has also been a vital program for keeping large tracts of forestland intact and producing timber for local forestry economies.
Wisconsin has received approximately $218 million in LWCF funding over the past five decades, protecting places such as the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and North Country National Scenic Trail, the St. Croix National Scenic River and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
TELL PAUL RYAN: REAUTHORIZE THE LWCF!