Without the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), many of our country’s great, green expanses of forest would be at risk of being paved over or plowed down.
From Acadia’s renowned peaks, to the forests of Greater Yellowstone, to the Sierra Nevada mountains, LWCF has protected vast areas of our country’s most important forest lands.
Forests are not only important parts of our country’s natural landscapes, they remain a critical tool in combatting climate change. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by LWCF’s Forest Legacy Program’s lands alone is equal to capturing emissions from 6.5 million tanker trucks’ worth of gasoline.
But despite its 52-year track record of success, Congress let LWCF run out on October 1. That's why we must push to renew it now!
America needs to honor our commitments to global climate action. Call for strong and continued U.S. leadership.
The lands that the endangered Florida panther calls home are at risk. Only 180 of these majestic cats are left, and every acre of habitat is critical. Call on Congress today to protect the natural resources the panther and other wildlife depends on.
It's simple: we can't protect our nation's air, water and natural places unless we protect conservation funding.
Invasive species run amok in our lakes, parks -- and even in our own backyards. They overrun native plants and damage the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive.
Congress is close to taking a critical step to reduce U.S. energy use -- an essential strategy in the fight against climate change. But unless they hear from you now, this vital legislation will go unpassed, increasing threats to nature and communities.
There’s a leafy superhero in your backyard. How much do you know about the power of trees?
Don't Let the Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire
With threats to nature and vital lands rapidly increasing, it is especially critical to renew and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before it expires in September. We cannot afford to put essential conservation programs in jeopardy.LWCF is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. LWCF has a 50-year track record of helping provide clean water, conserve public lands and natural resources, increase recreation opportunities and support communities.Critical conservation work will be hampered if LWCF expires. Plus, renewing it won't cost taxpayers a penny because it's paid for with drilling revenues from oil and gas companies. I ask you to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund as soon as possible.