Interior Announces Plans to Strengthen LWCF

New Order Revokes Policy Actions That Undermined Bipartisan Conservation Program WASHINGTON — The Interior Department today took steps to strengthen the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by rescinding Trump administration policies that significantly undermined the landmark conservation program. Secretarial Order 3396 revokes an order signed on November 9, 2020 (Secretarial Order 3388) that unilaterally imposed new restrictions… Continue reading Interior Announces Plans to Strengthen LWCF

Interior Department Announces Plans to Strengthen LWCF Implementation, BHA Commends Decision

Interior order reverses restrictions, restores funding for public access programs, repeals damaging changes put in place by the Trump administration WASHINGTON – The Interior Department today announced its intent to restore clarity to the implementation of and elevate conservation and access programs in the Land and Water Conservation Fund, reversing damaging measures put in place by… Continue reading Interior Department Announces Plans to Strengthen LWCF Implementation, BHA Commends Decision

Interior Will Ensure Land and Water Conservation Fund Is Used Where It’s Needed Most

Hunters and anglers call for prioritization of projects that increase public access to recreational opportunities (Washington, D.C.) — The Department of Interior announced today that it will be reducing restrictions on the availability of Land and Water Conservation Fund investments, ensuring that these dollars are used for the best possible opportunities to enhance public land… Continue reading Interior Will Ensure Land and Water Conservation Fund Is Used Where It’s Needed Most

Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

WASHINGTON —  Today, the Great American Outdoors Act Coordination and Implementation Task Force released further details about Fiscal Year 2021 Great American Outdoors Act deferred maintenance and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects. Across the country from Maine’s Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge to California’s Death Valley National Park, national park sites, wildlife refuges and those who… Continue reading Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

Public Access Increased in Northern Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Coeur d’Alene Field Office announced today the expansion of public access in the Rochat Divide/Pine Creek Special Recreation Management. Using Sportsman’s Access funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the acquisition of the 633-acre inholding, known as the Reeds Ridge parcel, will secure public access… Continue reading Public Access Increased in Northern Idaho

National Deer Alliance Celebrates Signing of Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

INDIANA, Pa. – (August 5, 2020) — On August 4, 2020 President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) into law. Earlier this year, President Trump vowed to sign legislation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) should Congress get it across his desk. The National Deer Alliance (NDA) and its members… Continue reading National Deer Alliance Celebrates Signing of Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

Mule Deer Foundation Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Great American Outdoors Act

Salt Lake City, UT: Today President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law and the Mule Deer Foundation praised the legislation as being a boon to public land conservation and management. The bill will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at its authorized level of $900 million per year, including a dedicated… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Great American Outdoors Act

Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

President Trump signs the landmark conservation-funding bill that invests in waterfowl habitat enhancements and quality duck hunting opportunities BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Great American Outdoors Act, historic legislation that will have long-term benefits for wildlife conservation, ducks and duck hunters, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill includes two elements of special… Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act